Hello Friends, How was your weekend? My name is Kathy Racoosin and I am always delighted to guest for Power Poppy's Inspire Me Monday.
When you love every image in a stamp set like this "Succulent Singles" it's fun to use most of the stamps in the set by creating fun backgrounds.
For this background I arranged the stamps in the center of the misti and rotated my card so I didn't have to keep moving the stamps. I was thrilled that my paper hanging off the edge worked. Whew!
My favorite backgrounds are one single image in a vertical row. In case you are wondering what ink I used ... let's just say next time I will use distress ink to stamp my images.
Time only permitted to paint two of the backgrounds. I taped them off with some 3m painters tape because I wanted a boarder of white along the edges plus the tape holds them in place.
I painted stripes in two shades of purple distress ink with a broad brush FIRST. Once the stripes were dry I painted with a variety of green distress ink on the succulents. It was nice to have a colorful background and not worry about painting around the images.
The parts of the succulents that had purple from the stripes were easy to paint over and gave the images more of a color range.
The sentiment is from this beautiful stamp set called, "Loving Tulips" & I stamped the large hello with some black ink.
I hope you give this technique a try ... it's fun to try something different and it's great not to spend a lot of time painting a background. Thanks for your visit today and have a great week. Hugs, Kathy