Now you might know that I have been You Tube hopping and found the Paperartsy channel. I have shared a few of the videos with you.
Well one video is on decorating backgrounds. Leandra, the resident artist I am thinking, is a whiz with the acrylic paints. So, I decided to give her technique of 'Corner, Corner, Side' a go.
I assembled my weapons.
These are three acrylics from Hobby Craft. I think they are an American brand. They have been OK but now I have discovered the Fresco Finish paints I will get replacements from there. The white is a system3 Acrylic from Daler Rowner. That's an oil stick in the foreground ( I find them the best for applying subtle colour through a stencil) and a commercial plastic stencil. I think the only one I have.
They're not in the picture, but I used two make up sponges to apply the paint.
So, here is a card background.
Less successful as the colours don't blend so well.
But here is a page from the sketchbook
You can see the stencil, but can you also make out the squiggly lines as a bit of background? A bit like a post stamp?
Well, who needs an expensive stamp when you have this!