Starburst Sprays Background – Floral Collage

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!


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