This week at Woodware we are playing with background techniques. I used to spend so much time looking through my paper stash for the perfect background for my main image. I have since learnt it is often easier to make your own. I like to layer images for backgrounds and this ghosting technique is a perfect starting point.
For the first layer I stamped seashells (all Stampendous stamps) onto white card stock with white pigment ink. Once dry I blended over Robin's Egg, Baby Blue, Seaglass and Sky Blue over the top. I really like this subtle resist as a first layer.
With the same stamps I stamped first and second generation inkings over the top with aqua and my background is ready to use.
The perfect background for my little Stampendous mermaid!! I added a little Shabby White embossing powder to look like a sandy seabed and to ground the image. And then I found the little seahorse in my stash as a finishing touch!!
Do check out the Woodware blog to see what the other girls are up to with their background techniques this week. Where did the sunshine go!! Well at least we had a nice couple of days at the weekend!! Have a good week. Siobhan x