Sunday 16 October 2011

16th October Challenge

Today I challenge you to create an altered background for you layout, you can used anything paints, mists, inks, stencils stamps anything to create some pattern.
The design team have done a great job with it!


I altered my background by scrunching up a piece of tissue paper (I used a vintage sewing pattern) and pasting it onto my cardstock. I then painted over it with gesso and used a variety of mists and masks to create a random design.

 I was inspired by the mixed media canvases you see around at the moment so I used my background as one! I used lots of different techniques mostly using paint!

I created my background using a mask with white acrylic paint.

I altered my background with mist (love that stuff!) and a cute stamp. Don't worry about lining up the stamp edges perfectly...and it's fun to use the stamp a couple of times without re-inking.


I challenged myself to alter my background with something I don't use very often - rub-ons! I used gold metallic rub-ons in a punchinella (sequin waste) style by Glitz Designs. I moved the rub-on sheet around as I went, so the transfer is more free-form than the design on the sheet. I misted a bit over the rub-ons, too

Hope you like the challenge and enjoy creating! Please link up your creations in the comments section for a chance to win The Make and Create shop's Old Type kit.


  1. Hi Girls
    I love customize the background
    Today I did one page using mask
    here it is:

  2. I didn't find the Inklinkz in the sidebar

  3. So many amazing techniques here - amazing work ladies!!

  4. really beautiful techniques...mine is a bit simplier... used butterflies and flower as masks... ... this is my take!!!

  5. loved this challenge! its so inspiring to see what everyone used... here is mine:

  6. Love this challenge!! I used gauze, modelling paste, akrylics and handmade mists!

  7. fun challenge, i stamped my background with a splatter stamp wheel here

  8. LOVED this challenge! I'm really trying to branch out and try more background altering techniques. So, thanks so, so much for the inspiration from the DT! Here's mine...

  9. Here's mine!

  10. Lovely layouts usual!!!! Miss you all, hope everything is ok at your end! Tons of Love :)

  11. Here is my take girls!!!!! Ive used gesso, mist and a crochet little towel. XX

  12. I used bubble wrap and paint to create my background on this layout.


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