Thursday, August 09, 2007

Background Technique

After coming up with the background for the art journal spread in my previous post I decided to have a play with what I'd done and see if I could recreate the look or whether it was a fluke! :oD I'm sure I haven't invented a new technique here but here's what I did, start with glossy card, a stack of Staz-On ink pads and some different plastic foils (like Tonertex). I got a good layer of one colour of Staz-On over the card and then, while the ink was still wet, I slapped the foil down. When I removed it some of the metallic foil had stuck to the wet ink. I then just continued in the same vein, alternating layers of Staz-On and foil. As it involves foil (which bounces off the light when scanned) these scans don't quite capture the delicious nature of the colours but here they are:


skippy said...

These still look fab!

artfulzebra said...

Ta muchly! ;o)

Maz x

Alis said...

That is really interesting Maz.
Great technique and fab backgrounds.

Hugs, Alis

Linda D. said...

Intriguing technique. Great results! And gratz on the soldering too :>

hugs, Linda.

zinkibaru said...

Ooh how lovely. I must have a go at this!

artfulzebra said...

Thanks everyone and, yes, you must all have a play! Great fun!

Maz x