Wednesday 25 November 2015

Scrap your Stash

Sketch challenge over at Scrap Our Stash

I decided i wanted to use washi tape as the stripes in the background.  Lately my layouts are about creating a background and I have been playing with mica powder by Prima, Finnabair art ingredients.  And continued to do so with this layout.

 I started with vanilla cardstock and added harlequin pattern with modeling paste and stencil.

Added copper paint on modeling paste pattern, dry brushed along edges.  So there are no harsh edges.

Dry brushed on black paint then added the mica powder, used purple, rust and teal.  Next I inked vintage photo distress ink over top and added some more mica powder.  Sprayed with water to get drips and blending.

Highlighted the harlequin pattern with white paint, not a complete solid white.

Repeated above steps on top pattern,  how fun is that?

The final layout, added green and blue along edges and layered on top of pattern paper.  Next layered with washi tape, rub ons, chipboard and journalling tags.  The final step is doddling, my new favorite thing.

I kept the embellishments to a min.  since the background is so much.



  1. WOW! Your background is incredible! I love how you showed us the steps that you used to create it! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap our Stash!

  2. Awesome background work and awesome take on the sketch too. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  3. Wow! You really rocked the background! So cool! I could never even attempt something like that...the neat freak in me, I guess. But I love the look when others do it. Fabulous page! Thanks for joinig us at SOS!!

  4. Hi there.What a fantastic page. Love the details, great stash and sketch take. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Scrap Our Stash!

  5. wow fabulous background and great tutorial. Love your take on our challenge here at SCRAP OUR STASH. x

  6. Love all the textures and techniques used! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash! :)

  7. Awesome background and great take on the sketch! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  8. Fabulous mixed media....love all the Tim Holtz and the harlequin goodness (Kate-SOS)

  9. What a fabulous layout! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  10. Nice techniques in there! Love it! Awesome layout, thanks for participating with Scrap Our Stash!