THESE ARE MY BACKGROUNDS
This is a lot of fun. You will need to make this in an area that you can spread out in. You can't make just one sheet of paper. You get quite a few. They will take overnight to dry so make sure you have an out of the way place to put them in. In a medium saucepan Put 2 1/2 cups of water, stir in 1/3 cup of cornstarch. Cook over low heat until it thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add pigments to color and use immediately. Apply to paper and while still wet use foam stamps or other objects to give texture or patterns.
Wax Paper Batik
Crumple wax paper repeatedly. Un-crumple and iron between parchment paper onto white card stock. After paper cools apply dye ink onto card stock. Wipe off excess ink. For this I first used a tan dye ink and then after wiping that off I applied a blue dye ink. I think this looks a lot like leather.
White Glue Resist
Glue a colorful magazine picture to card stock and allow to dry. Using white glue draw or dribble a design on the paper. After glue is dry, using Never Dull rub until color is removed from magazine picture leaving behind the glue design. Paint or color and while still wet quickly rub paint off glue design allowing magazine picture to show through.
THESE ARE THE ATC'S I RECEIVED
Jan created this background using homemade Glimmer Mists. She spritzed them on in various colors and after they dried she stamped the black items using stazon ink and using a silver ink pad she stamped the key.
Beautiful background Jan. If you are wondering how she made the homemade Glimmer Mist this is the recipe that she graciously shared with me. I am sure that she won't mind me sharing it with you.
Home Made Glimmer Mist
Metallic paint from the craft section.
Just enough to cover the bottom of a small spray bottle.
Then add rubbing alcohol.
Shake and use.
Dina created this background by using watercolors on a coffee filter. Then she glued it to the card stock using Mod Podge. Great background Dina, I will certainly use this technique sometime.
Kristi created this background using alcohol inks making something called Polished Stone. The instructions are long so Kristi gave them in the first comment below. Thank you, Kristi! It is so much prettier than the picture shows.
Thanks ladies for the beautiful ATC's. I will use them like recipe cards. Be sure to come back sometime soon for the next installment "Background Only Part Two",