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Today we have a guest post from M. Carmen Sánchez (Cuchy) with two ideas for creating beautiful backgrounds for your pages.
Hi there! Thank you Julie for inviting me today to your blog.
I'm a huge lover of all kind of techniques which I try out and use in all my projects. My art journal is not an exception. I would like to show you two of my favourite background techniques ever.
First one is the “Salt Technique." Originally used in silk painting and watercolour, it turns out great also with spray paints and glimmer mists on paper.
For this page I used glimmer mist and color wash and some salt.
I finished my page with some magazine's images, a bit of lettering (see my bad spelling? I did my best to correct it) and some fashion add-ons to the image.
Second technique is “Water stamping.”
Grab your favourite colours of distress inks.
Spray some water directly on your stamps and stamp on the background (I found that foam stamps takes more ink which I love it, but you can use either rubber or clear stamps, just try them out for different outcomes).
Let's outline the stamped images.
As far as I remember, I’ve always been interested in any kind of arts & crafts. Mainly self-taught, I do not miss the chance to attend as much workshops, either online or on-site as I can, being always in an ongoing training.
I am a member of the Design Team of Kuretake and contributor and guest designer in various Spanish and international blogs. I taught several workshops in Madrid and Barcelona and I love to teach from my own experiences, and encourage the students to think outside the box and put their inner self in everything they create, to achieve a personal and unique result.
For a couple of years now, I'm more into mixed media, altered art and art journaling. It is in my art journaling where I try out and experiment with new techniques, sometimes with good results and sometimes not so good :) but always interesting. I love that creative process.
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