Make Your Own Background

Have you been missing us? Fortunately it's Monday again and a new

This week we want you to 


that means no patterned papers, no ready backgrounds, 
more mixed-media work and all that your imagination tells you to do!

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This week we are honoured to work with DYLUSIONS PRODUCTS.
Aren't they perfect for making backgrounds? 
Can't wait to see your creations!

In addition to the fun of making your own background 
and playing with colors, patterns, textures, 
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You can not imagine how much fun I had with this project. 
Starting with my pages I haven't got any idea of what I wanted to do.
I only knew I'd use a tissue paper fot texture and Purple Paint.
The rest was appearing in my mind while I was working.
This is the most frequent way of working for me.
I rarely have a plan or a vision of the final look. 

This is my purple/pink/gold garden and here below you can find pictures 
of each stage of my creation, hoping you get inspired to try this.

1. Cover the pages with thin layer of gel medium, crumble a tissue paper 
and adhere it covering all the surface.
2. Paint it all with Crushed Grape Dyslusions Paint.
3. Give a metallic touch to the edges with Metallique Dark Velvet Paint.
4. Showcase the texture by touching with Opal Magic Violet Gold Paint.
5. Stamp some circles with Dylusions Black Marble Paint.
6. Fill the insides of the circles with Dylusions White Linen Paint.

 7. Make circles with a twine and glued them where 
the stamped circles were with gel medium. 
8. Color the insides with Dylusions Bubble Gum Paint
Mix gel medium, violet gold paint with Micro Beads 
and place into the circles.  
9. Trim your kitchen sticks for the lenghts needed 
as a stems to your flowers and paint them into black 
covering with violet-gold paint. 
Adhere them with gel medium to the background.
10. Die-cut Penny Black Lively die from a cardboard 
and color them with Dylusions Fresh Lime Spray. 
11. Highlight the edges of the leaves with Metallique Black Berry Paint.

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14 komentarzy:

  1. the textures you have achieved are just amazing!!

  2. Gorgeous art journalling Macarena! the colours and textures are fabulous! I love the whole design of this so pretty :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Goodness, I'm swooning over all the texture on your background. This is such a unique and beautiful piece! I love the colors pink and purple together.

    Cathie ♥

  4. What a stunning project! I really like the way you made the flowers look sort of abstract, yet the leaves look beautifully life-like! It's so fun to see the different techniques you are so skilled at and this is no exception!

  5. Amazing dimension on your twine flowers - and I love how you used the kitchen skewers for the stems.

    Alison x

  6. Brilliant, Macarena! You have created such amazing texture, I feel like I can touch it! Love how you made your flowers with the twine and sticks! Gorgeous colors!!! hugs, Maura

  7. Love your gorgeous creation, Macarena. The colors and texture on the background you made are stunning. :)

  8. WAY cool! Love the texture and dimension, not to mention the bright and bold colors!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. Awesome rich colour combo, Macarena ... the dimension and texture is fantastic! Anita :)

  10. This is fantastic!! I LOVE those wonderful textured string flowers. What a great idea! Beautiful colours too.

  11. gorgeous project Macarena...love the colours you used...the texture you created with the crumpled tissue paper and the gorgeous string flowers...hugs kath xxx

  12. Gorgeous pages Marzena, which are full of so much texture and colour and I love those flowers, they are fantastic and such a clever idea! Hugs <3

  13. So wonderful textures Marzena!!!! These pages are fabulous ! As always you created an incredible piece of art! barbara