Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Just created these backgounds with a few scraps ,some inks and gesso. I was inspired by some of the backgound papers they sell at crafty individuals site! below is how I did it first, stick on scraps of paper all over the atc
next, when the glue is dry , use sand paper lightly and scrub away some of the pattern and around the edges, then add some brown ink and another colour or two

next add a couple of stamped images in black, with one or two, press really lightly so only part of the image comes out

Lastly, choose a simple stamp and apply some gesso with your finger to the stamp surface and stamp once over atc wipe stamp immediately with a baby wipe and get iot completely clean. white acrylic paint will also work Have fun!!!


  1. Beautifully done! I could do backgrounds for projects all day and be happy.

  2. Your backgrounds look really great!

  3. Great idea for backgrounds - I must have a go at this & stamping with the gesso too. Heather x

  4. I like these a lot - off to have a go!!!

  5. This is a good tutorial, and I need to make some backgrounds, so I think I will try it. I will link to you when I post them.

  6. Wow Ali these are fab will definately have a go thanks for the "How Too" x Hilda

  7. great backgrounds Ali
    thanks for the tutorial.
    just love making them
    posted some on my blog

  8. great tutorial,I will try it!