Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Background Tutorial with Angela!

 Hi! Angela here; today I am going to share with you a background technique that I recently spotted in an online gallery and couldn't wait to try out for myself!  For my background samples I used Distress Ink but you can use any water soluble color medium.   

You will need the following:
Water soluble color medium in one or more colors
water spritzer
embossing folder

For the first step, ink up an  embossing folder.  Experiment to see which side of the folder works best for the project.  For my samples I chose the side that usually has the Manufactures name stamped. 

After the folder is inked, spritz folder liberally with water and place paper on top of wet folder.

Take your fingers and rub over entire piece of card stock or water color paper.  You will NOT place the folder through your die cutting machine.

(I borrowed my daughters hands for this photo! )   :)

Pick up paper and place face up to dry.  Drying process can be sped up by using a heat gun!

Here are a few of my samples.  I used the same two inks on all the samples but I achieved different looks by using different weights of paper including a piece of water color paper.

For the finished card I stamped  the text butterfly from CLR001 Butterflies Clear Stamp Set then fussy cut and sponged distress ink around wings and added the sentiment.

Happy Stamping!


  1. What an awesome tutorial!
    Thank a lot!

    Hugs and kisses from germany, Silvi xoxo

  2. Lovely tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Such a cool way to create a background and use materials in a different way!

  4. lovely!! very beautiful background... thaks for the tutorial!!
    Moxie Craftie

  5. It's beautiful Angela! I am going to have to give this a try - I love it!!