Hi everyone! Maggi here to introduce a guest poster for today. She’s sharing a background technique that I personally have used a couple of times already, it is just that awesome! (I kind of want to make out with it a little bit.) Take it away, Julie!
Hi! My name is Julie Tucker-Wolek and I have been scrapping for about 15 years!!
About 3 years ago, I really got into altering stuff!! I will alter anything! I go to antique stores and scour the aisles looking for things to alter. Lately, I have been making canvases. I have seen people paint them, cover them in paper etc…. and I decided to find a way to create ‘texture’ to my canvases without adding a lot of product to them! So today I wanted to share my way of transforming a canvas to make it look like you added a lot of texture!
First, I paint my canvas:
Next, while the paint is wet, I mist it:
Next, I take an old dress pattern, (if you don’t have a dress pattern, you can also use tissue paper)
Next, I ‘squish’ (such technical words here! lol!) the dress pattern all over the canvas:
Then I remove the dress pattern and there you have texture!!
And here is one of my canvasses with my technique in use:
And here are some extra tips! I mist stuff on my kitchen counters – to prepare for this, I lay down paper towels, and then to make sure that my canvas doesn’t stick to the paper towel (with the wet paint and mist), I lay down either an old plastic bag from a scrapbook kit that I have or in most cases I lay down wax paper! I hope you find this technique helpful and fun!! Thanks for letting me share it!
Have a great day!
Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic technique with us, Julie! I just LOVE it! Although I’ve recently realized that I’ve been leaving the pattern paper ON instead of taking it off! Just goes to show, you can always add your own twist. LOL Make sure to check out Julie’s blog for more scrappin’ and alterin’ goodness!
Now give this a try and then go glue something awesome to it!