Hello Gang! It is Natasha here and I am excited to be back up on the Lindy’s Blog today! As a card maker, I love Lindy’s Sprays! There are so many possibilities! For today’s post, I am sharing how I created a mixed media inspired background using sprays! So let’s get started!
I started my project by creating the background for my card. I started with a piece of Canson Water Color cardstock. I spritzed the paper with a little water and then started to add my sprays! I used 7 Starburst Sprays on my background. I started with Wild Honeysuckle Coral and Sea Grass Green. I worked in layers, following the same process each time: Starburst Spray, dry with a heat tool, spritzed with water, and apply paper towel to pick up a bit of color. I repeated this process several times until I had the color/background I was looking for. I wanted to create a rustic and vintage vibe for my floral and these sprays allowed me to do this! I listed the colors I used below. I encourage you to try this with your sprays! The colors blend so beautifully together!
Once my background was complete and dry, I added several stamps to the background. I used a combination of number and text stamps. I stamped these in various places along the background for added texture and visual interest. I stamped them with archival ink, and Versafine Clair Ink. Next I distressed the edges of the background panel using my distress tool. I then applied ink around the edges to add more texture. Next I applied Foundry Wax in several places along the panel for added texture as well.
Next I added some Oxide Spray to a piece of Neenah card stock. I spritzed it with water, applied paper towel, and then added the Botanic Collage stamp to the piece once dry. I then used a tag die cut to trim the floral panel. Then I ink blended around the panel using oxide inks, as well as archival ink to darken the edges. Next I added splatters to the tag die cut with Tibetan Poppy Teal Starburst Spray.
I then chose several pieces of ephemera and added oxide ink to them to distress each piece. I also cut a small piece of cheesecloth and added a couple starburst sprays to the cloth as well. To complete the card I chose a piece of pattern paper and trimmed this to an A2 card size and adhered it to my card base. I then adhered the background, the ephemera, and chose a sentiment to complete today’s card!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope today’s project inspires you to create a fun and colorful background with your sprays! I will be back soon!
Lindy’s Products Used:
- Tibetan Poppy Teal
- Sea Grass Green
- Wild Honeysuckle Coral
- Crow’s Nest Copper
- Snowy Tundra Sunset
- Fairy Garden Green
- Smoky Sapphire