Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Creating a textured background with wrapping tissue and Glimmer Glam!

Sometimes the only way to get the background you want is to create it yourself. I wanted to play with these fabulous Webster's Pages papers and trims and this sweet photo of my friend Maggi's new baby.

I wanted to "glam" up the background with a little Glimmer Glam Nightfall so I created a little texture on the cardstock.

Apply a little wet adhesive to the cardstock.

 Scrunch and adhere wrapping tissue.

When it dries, you get this awesome texture.

Add a layer of gesso. The gesso serves as a primer for any colorants you want to add to the surface.

I added some blue and green distress inks to match the colours on my patterned papers.

Paint on the Glimmer Glam for a really cool and glittered textured base.

And here is my layout! :)



Thanks for sharing this awesome technique.

Anonymous said...

I love the look of that thans for sharing it.