Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Distressed Glue Backgrounds

The current Technique Junkies Technique Challenge is Distressed Glue.   I had never tried it, so I dove right in.

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I cut a piece of white cardstock into fourths and created four different backgrounds (if you're gonna get messy, you might as well do several).

I used two different combinations of blue & green ink with a plan to go in with yellow for my third color after the glue.  I was pretty messy with my ink blending, since I knew it likely wouldn't affect my finished design.

After the ink dried, I sprinkled some water on a few of the cards and then I applied good old Elmer's Glue All in diagonal smears across my inked backgrounds.

This is what my backgrounds looked like after they dried and I applied Scattered Straw Distress Ink over the top.

You can see the nice contrast in the areas that weren't covered with glue.

I used the City Watercolors Background in Black Stazon Ink with my first background ... I love the streaks in the sky.

The sentiment is from Typewriter Set.  I punched it with a circle punch to look like a rising sun (or setting sun depending on your perspective).

I used the same City Watercolors Background on the brighter green/blue background ... this time with the Soul to Dance sentiment.

For my final card, I used the Floral Dot Background and a sentiment from With Sympathy.  This background technique is perfect for this beautiful grungy background.

I hope you'll find your bottle of glue and have some fun with us at Technique Junkies (remember ... you could win a $25 gift certificate if you use your Technique Junkie Stamps).

Stephanie Severin