Sunday, 24 June 2012

Back grounds

I wanted to show you some back grounds and how easy they are to create. Some people find the white paper the biggest block to them. Me I have tons of back grounds just waiting to be used. And I love to create them because nothing is expected of me good/bad and I can play with anything that takes my fancy be it ink paint or what ever. 

Last week  (Tue) I was playing along with the prompt from Quirky Dutch Summer and I thought I would share it with you because if blank space is your nemesis this is the link for you below are some of my back grounds have fun with what's left of the week end and create some mess ;0) There is still time to join in with the journal prompt for JUNE  torn/ripped paper and I have July ready to go as well so join in and have some fun.

As you can see each spread is different and I have used paint, ink, gesso & torn strips and even neos with ink on top. You may think but what if I can't think of something to use on there I have the answer to this to ;0)

This is a work in progress But it started off looking something like this

It was a similar background (didn't take photo) it was far too bright but I thought I will just keep layering stamps and gesso ( dry brush ) until it tones down a bit. But now I have a very rich back ground and I am layering more images and stamps along with more gesso I will show you when it's finished, but you see where you can go with a back ground once it's created. let me know if you struggle with the white page and if this helped let's see what you did. Love Dawn xx


Gina said...

These backgrounds are beautiful Dawn :D XXX

~*~Patty S said...

Your background pages are great Dawn and very inviting!

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely backgrounds Dawn (I thought surely I had left a comment before???)

I am excited about your Paris Journal theme for July too :)

Happy Birthday month to you!!!!!

Lynn said...

I think my favourite part of a journal is the backgrounds, love yours :)

Jill said...

You know this is one thing I don't do. I don't create backgrounds ready to journal on.

After reading this blog. I *need* to start!