Friday, 24 May 2013

Playing with backgrounds

Yesterday I had a little play making backgrounds with clear blocks. I have used this technique a few times in the past but a fellow demo, Lynne Fahey, has recently done a video tutorial on this technique and it spurred me on to have another go. Lynne's tutorial can be found here.

Lynne used water to spray the block but, as my only spritzer bottle is filled with rubbing alcohol I used that for these cards. A word of advice - if you haven't tried this technique before I would advise using water as the alcohol tends to disperse the ink a little too much and can leave white spaces. I quite like this random effect but it would not be to everyone's taste!
The card at the bottom (with the tree) was spritzed with SU's Smooch Spritz which gave a shimmery finish seen better in the photo below (but also left a lot more white patches!!)
Go on, have a go - the worst that can happen is you waste a bit of cardstock :0)


  1. Morning Margaret,
    Wow, you have been busy playing with the technique... isn't it fun and really simple - I love it!
    Thanks for sharing... your cards look fab-u-lous!
    Have a great weekend and love to Linda too.

  2. These are great! Off to see Lynne's video now!

    Sarn xxx

  3. Love these cards Margaret, I'm going to check out the tutorial, TFS :) Cathy x

  4. Oh dear - something else I must try!! They all look great but the two bottom ones are my faves.

  5. Hi Margaret. I saw Lynn demoing these at Telford, and am dying to have a go at it, it's soooo effective. Were you at Telford? I would have loved to meet you!

  6. Hola Margaret, thank you for your comment last week.
    Oooh Margaret what fantastic backgrounds!!!, wonderful cards and great technique, beautiful job Margaret.
    Hugs from Palma


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