Sunday, November 23, 2008

Napkin, glazes, and rubber stamped background

Marci Glenn came up with a great tutorial using napkins and glazes. Then she suggested a swap, which she will hold in January. I'm trying to get ahead of things, so I started mine about two weeks ago and finally finished them today.

I suggest you see Marci's tutorial, since she did an excellent job, showing all supplies and steps involved. These were the steps I took.
I began by applying my napkins to card stock, which I used as the substrate.
I applied glaze per Marci's instructions , but instead of applying and wiping off, I used a sea sponge and skipped the wiping step. I applied a dark blue glaze that I toned down using beige glaze. I mixed up way too much glaze, so now I have enough for many projects, some of which I've already posted..
Next I did the same using a dark green and beige glaze.
I then cut arount the flowers which were the other half of the napkins and glued them over the glazes.
Finally, I chose swirls and snowflakes from my limited stamp collection. I stamped the swirls using lime green dye ink and the snowflakes using white pigment ink. They are now ready to go.
In a way, I wish I'd never used the glazes. I actually liked the brightness of the original napkins better, but the instructions were to use glazes, so that's what I did. I'm sure they'll look better once they are cut and turned into backgrounds.

2 thoughtful remarks:

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth - these are wonderful. The colors are great and you are right, once you cut them up for backgrounds, they take on a life of their own. Thanks for trying my technique. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

These turned out've been very busy! what an inspiration you are in sharing so many informative posts with us...thanks for giving so much of yourself to us!