This background could be used in a journal as a starting point; on a canvas; on a tag or ATC; on a scrap layout – the list is endless! The technique is quick and simple requiring a few colours, a brayer; stencils, stamps and other items which make a mark when used with paint.
- Andy Skinner Stampendous Stamps
- Assorted Paint Brushes
Randomly brayer chosen colours onto substrate – small gaps between the colours are fine.
Using a large stencil and Translucent White add design to brayered background.
Use Quinacridone Red and a stencil to add small spots around the background. Use Green Gold and an old credit card to add lines to background.
Add Translucent White over the red spots by moving the stencil slightly to one side before applying colour – this is called ‘bumping’. Add circle shapes to some of the other spots using a pen lid.
Use Pyrole Orange and a chosen stamp to add further detail to background.
Use Quinacridone Red and Pyrole Orange with a homemade stamp (square shaped rubber stamp scrap mounted) and a paintbrush protector to add marks randomly around the background.
Detail image shows marks made by homemade stamp and paintbrush protector.
Detail image shows marks made using Hansa Yellow Medium and paintbrush protector.
Detail image shows stencil ‘bumping’ technique on the Quinacridone Red spots using Translucent White.