Drawing Gum Background Technique with Asia

Hello, so happy to be here on Lindy’s blog with a new project:)  Today I want to show you what beautiful effects you can achieve with drawing gum and Magicals. And it is super-easy. All you need is a little patience 🙂

I started by cutting off the cards from mixed media paper (the size is tiny bit smaller then regular ATC’s as I will be adding white background card as a base. Next, I took the fine-tip bottle of drawing gum and just doodled away!

Now comes the time when you need to be patient:) You need to leave the gum (masking frisket) to air-dry and only then can you start adding colors.
I decided to use  Magicals (set Autumn Leaves) and Magical Shakers (Grab a Guy Gold, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal, Guten Tag Teal, Afternoon Delight Denim & Autumn Maple Crimson), although I know for a fact that you can use sprays to get the same effects:)

And again, be patient. Air-dry your project and when it’s super-dry, you can start peeling off the drawing gum with your fingers.  This is the effect you get. Gorgeous, isn’t it? 🙂

While waiting for things to dry, I started to prepare my embellishments. I used Lindy’s embossing powders: Obviously Black and Purely White to add extra interest to the chipboard branches.

Two of the cards had similar coloring, so I decided to choose one, while I discarded the other. Which left me with 3, completely different  ATC’s.  I added some stamping and embossing with Lindy’s Purely White EP – as it shows up beautifully opaque and white over colored surfaces.

Next step was to glue white base to the cards and run through my sewing machine for beautiful stitched edges.

I attached the branches to the ATC’s and added more embellishments.

This is the end effect and if you look closely, you can still see the pattern created by drawing gum on the cards.

It truly is amazing the huge number of techniques you can create using the same Lindy’s products and all so different!


Lindy’s Products

Other products:

  • Snip-Art chipboard, Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers, 3D mat gel, Mini Art Stones by Finnabair, Glossy Accents by Ranger, drawing gum, stamps by Finnabair, Viva Las Vegas and Paper Poetry, black Archival Ink.


Hope you’ve enjoyed this short tutorial:)

Have a lovely day!


3 thoughts on “Drawing Gum Background Technique with Asia

  1. How beautiful! I love the way this technique is used. Thank you for sharing. I need to start playing.

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