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In the background - Neil



Have you ever wondered how to do a layered background for your Art Journal pages? Neil will guide you step by step to create this background using Kaisercraft stamps. Full instruction PDF available to download.




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1- Begin by covering the page with Distress Stains in 2 or 3 colours. Lay the mask over the page and spritz with water. Allow to sit for a moment and then blot with a paper towel to lift some colour.
2- Use a corresponding Distress ink pad and blend to add a further layer of colour using the same mask placing it in different areas of the page to where you used it with water.
3- Ink up the Numerals background stamp with Coffee Archival ink. Keeping it loose in your hand, rather than on a block, stamp randomly covering areas of the page.
4- Ink up the Flutter Stamp with Cobalt Archival ink and stamp it down the left side of the page. Re ink and remove from the block to add a couple of random stamping details to the rest of the page.
5- Cover the whole page using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and the Oriental stamp.
Using the Tando Creative Circles mask to cover areas, spritz some water and blot off.
This fades out some of the Distress inked stamping adding further depth and interest.
Colour the butterflies using Distress Markers and edge the page with Vintage photo Distress ink and blending tool to add definition to the page.

You will need:

Distress Stains - Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters
Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo
Distress Markers - Stormy Sky, Broken China, Rusty Hinge
Neil Walker Mask - Shoal Negative
Tando Creative Mask - Circles
Kaiserkraft Stamps - Oriental, Flutter, Numerals
Archival Ink - Coffee, Cobalt

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