Friday, 11 April 2008

ATC Background Papers made with Adirondack Spray Colour Washes.

Last night I thought I would make a stack of background papers before I went to bed - ready for when the mood strikes to make ATC's.

I used Adirondack spray colour washes plus a spritz of mica powder in water to blend the colours and add a bit of glitz. I love those sprays but they are sooo messy so I put the card into a box lined with paper towels before spraying to contain the mess.
When I have finished the paper towels were soaked in ink but actually looked quite pretty so it was a shame to throw them away (so I didn't!) Instead I sandwiched them between sheets of white card - rubbed the card well so that they were nice and flat and left overnight to dry.

Here is the result. They have a really nice texture.

And as I hate to throw anything are the backgrounds cut up from the two sheets of card that the towels were pressed between. 3 for the price of 1 LOL!


Chriss Rollins said...

Karen just cant wait to see what you make with those... do you have a spare 1 and i will see what i can make a like the ones i set.
Many thanx for popping over to my blog and donating a generous amount of cards for the Daniel George fund raising.:)))we hope to make that 100.
chriss x

Kaz Scrapz said...

Of course Chriss - will pop 3 in the post to you (one of each style). Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

xx Karen

Chriss Rollins said...

oh thanx

Jaqi said...

Hi Karen, I like the look of these, they are very effective and I can imagine the photos are not doing the colours justice, Im curious to see what you create with them, Thanks for sharing , Jaqi

sakazoke said...

Ive got loads of the paper towels soaked in the colour washes and what i did was lay them on card and spritz with water. Then i got my speedroller out and pressed them all. The beautiful patterns have been used in a number of my backgrounds ove made up. I love these techniques. keep them rolling hun.

Linda said...

Wonderful colours and effects - can't wait to have a go!
(Looks like I'll be putting in another order Karen.)

Chriss Rollins said...

hello karen,
received these gorgeous back ground inky papers and i cant wait to have a go with them.. like a challenge as you know.
catch you later