Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SDC 270: Text Background

Hello there, friends!

Over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog we've got a new challenge for you.  This time we're looking for text backgrounds on your projects.  In the spirit of all that is text-a-licous, I made an ATC to share.

Oddly enough, I covered over most of my text background, but it started with several ripped strips of old book pages (different fonts, sizes, etc.).  I gesso'd and absorbent grounded randomly over that and then added some rich spray inks.  Thistle Bouquet is my main image (love this stamp).  Several additions of acrylic paints, gel pen, Stickles, charcoal pencil, watercolor crayon and washi tape later, I called it done.

I hadn't used my spray inks in a long time and The Muse insisted that I pull them out for this.  Those suckers battled me!  They kept bleeding through my layers of paint (which I KNEW they would do but had kind of forgotten about), but I do love the vivid color of them so I guess it was all worth it.  ;)

The SDC designers would love it if you would take us up on this challenge and link it up on the blog for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Stampotique online store.   Gotta' love that!

Happy Arting.


  1. Love the wonderful colors Julie, so bright and cheery! xo Cheetarah

  2. Glorious florals - I love the intensity of the colours.
    Alison x


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