1 Apply a thin layer of Gesso to a piece of kraft card; applying the Gesso with a palette knife to give a more random feel and then dry with a heat tool.
2 Add a small amount of Peacock Feathers Distress Paint to a non-stick craft sheet and then roll the brayer through the paint. Roll the brayer over the sheet to remove some of the paint.
3 Brayer the paint lightly over the background of the card.
4 With any remaining paint dip a wet paintbrush into the paint and then add delicate splatters to the background and then dry with a heat tool.
1 Place the Ringer Layering Stencil uppermost onto a flat surface and then apply Evergreen Bough Distress Ink directly to the stencil.
2 Spritz the stencil lightly with water.
3 Place the stencil ink side down onto the background of the card and then dab with a piece of kitchen towel.
4 Remove the stencil and then dry with a heat tool. Repeat this process to add more random circles to the background.
1 Cut out one of the images from Tim Holtz Found Relatives pack and distress the edges of the cut out with the edges of a pair of scissors, to add further to the aged feel.
2 Colour the edges of the cut out with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
3 Add random torn book pages to the bottom of the card.
4 Add the cut out image to the background of the card. Apply Peacock Feathers Distress Paint to the edges of a container and then press the container onto the background. This adds a painty circle to the image, acting as a spotlight. Dry the paint with a heat tool.
I added a 'friendship' Chitchat Sticker which I thought was perfect for this image. I also added shading to the edges of the Sticker so that it coordinated with the overall feel of the card.
I also added Remnant Rubs for a further layer of interest.
To complete the design I added delicate splatters of white paint to the background.
Thank you for travelling along with me, I hope you enjoyed the journey! Please pop back next Monday to see the next creative step along our journey from our next Creative Guide.
Please check out our current challenge (link in the side bar) and of course there will be more inspiration for you over the next couple of weeks.