Today I am here to share with you a quick and super fun way to create a background using rubbons. Mixed media is all the trend at the moment but sometimes we may not want to go all out and buy lots of the latest stamps that all look so delicious. Well by using up those good old rubbons, which I am sure if you are like me bought like crazy when they were all trendy and now sit in a box, you can achieve the same look.
In a few simple steps you can not only achieve a "stamped" look to your background but also be using up some of your older products :) Win win!!
I have created a quick tag to show you but this can also look just as effective on any other sort of project ie scrapbooking layout, art journal, OTP project etc.
Here are the steps....
I used some 13 Arts Gesso and an old credit card and swiped some gesso down the tag. This will prime the background for any sort of medium you are going to be using. I then also used a Prima 6 x 6 mask - Turkish Grunge with 13 Arts Modelling Paste. Let it dry completely.
Using some Shimmerz in Royal Purple with a fine paint brush and a spray bottle with some water I added some colour to my background. Start by adding a small amount of Shimmerz with your paint brush and then quickly spray some water over that same area to move the Shimmerz further. By adding the water you are not only using a smaller amount of Shimmerz, therefore getting more out of your bottle, but you create a water colour effect on the background.
STEP 3 &4.
Locate your rubbons and just start adhering them in random places....doesn't have to be the whole image, can be partial, its all part of the effect. Here I have used some old Kaisercraft letter rubbons.
More rubbons were added, this time some random shapes.
Add some strips of paper. I have used some 7Dots Cold Country papers. Smear some gesso over the top to tone down the colours and so we can add some more rubbons. Let that completely dry.
Add some more different rubbons over the top of the paper strips.
Lastly add your embellishments. I have added some Manor House flowers and vine along with my Sediment.
Thanks for checking out my WYCDW post and hope you get a chance to pull out those old rubbons and get creative!
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