Texture play with ink and stencils
What I have been discovering in card making is a sense of freedom to try new things. I am more willing as a card maker to attempt a new technique or practice with a product with the understanding that I will mess up but each mistake is a step in the overall journey. To that end, I recently went to Jenn Shurkus' Creative Journey: An Art Retreat on Cape Cod. At that retreat, I was able to play with some stamps and techniques I do not normally try and get some ideas. My friend also won a Tim Holtz Plaid Layering Stencil which I am highlighting in today's card. I am also highlighting some techniques that may seem a bit daunting but I encourage you to try them and take a step forward on your creative journey.
Making the background
Once the ink was dry, I placed the Tim Holtz Plaid Layering Stencil over my background and taped it down with painters tape. I smooshed Mermaid Lagoon onto my craft mat and added two scoops of Ranger Texture Paste taking care to blend the paste and ink together. Once the blend was complete, I applied the blue paste to my stencil. I then repeated the process with Cracked Pistachio and applied until the stencil was covered. This paper needs ample time to dry and the spatula and stencil should be washed off immediately. Make sure you keep the top on the texture paste bottle when you are not using it.
Cool background...now what?
Thank you for joining me today and I would love to hear about what you would like to try as you move your journey forward. If you would like to try to make this card, I have compiled a list of materials I used. Affiliate links are used when available which if you chose to use them, provide a small commission to me that I use to run the blog at no cost to you. Have a great day and keep on crafting!
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