I am sharing a tutorial on the ScrapMuch? blog today, giving some information about how I created the background on this page using a stamping technique.
I started out creating this page by adding distress ink to the background, this is a technique that I have shared before and your can see it here. The only difference with this page is that I tried it on a patterned paper base this time. BTW, it works just as well! You can see I used a brownish colour ink to "grunge" up my page a bit.
I wanted to add a bit more rustic appeal to my page, and give my base a bit more depth. So I decided to stamp on it as well.
I am using a large background stamp, because it has a wood grain look that I was going for, but you can use any type of background stamp you like.
I inked up my stamp with a darker distress ink than I used in the previous step.
Then I stamped small portions of the stamp, in a few semi strategic areas onto my base paper. You can see I am not using a block for this technique, you really do not need to, you get a bit of a looser more random look this way.
Now I will share my boo boo with you... I strongly dislike the hard edge that happened here. Definitely not what I was going for. Thankfully the rest of it turned out as I had hoped. Try to avoid this if you can.
Thankfully, I could hide it ;)
So glad you joined me today!