Saturday, 13 August 2011

Baby Wipes ....

... Background Technique. ´Baby Wipes´ is the current Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge: not only are baby wipes indispensable when it comes to cleaning stamps, fingers and the likes but you can also use them to create the background, for embellishments, as stamp pad, .....
I used the baby wipes to create the background, for me a very new background technique which is so effective and makes brilliant backgrounds for all sorts of projects. The supplies you need are: glossy card, refill inks, brayer and baby wipes and lots of newspaper and kitchen towels. Protect your table with newspaper and add the kitchen towel on top. Take a baby wipe, put it flat on top of the kitchen towels and wet the wipe with the refill ink(s). For the background of my card I used two colours (Distress ink pumice stone and faded jeans) in several rows a 6 drops of inks) whereby I made 4 rows with faded jeans ink and 2 with pumice stone.
You will see that the ink droplets run into each other. Take the brayer and run it (always in the same direction) over the baby wipes until the brayer is relatively evenly covered and then roll it a few times over the glossy card until you see an even distribution of colour on the card. Allow it to dry. You can stamp on the background and decorate it. I used stamps from Little Claire to create the beach scene and the sentiment is from Elzybells. The scene is mounted on an A6 white card.

Hope over to the Gingersnap blog for more baby wipe inspiration and join us with the fun! Petra.

8 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

How fab this is Petra! Thanks for explaining the technique - will give it a try ......except as it's with a brayer I feel sure my efforts will be dreadful!
Love the stamps and the colours. x

Shar said...

I can feel the sea breeze on my face just looking at your wonderfully fresh card!

Netty said...

Terrific card Petra and a great technique. Enjoy today. xx

Kim Dellow said...

Hi Petra, love your background that is so clever, what a fabulous effect and it works so well with this image! Great make. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kim

trisha too said...

Gorgeous colors, Petra--loved your clay tutorial at Gingersnap Creations, by the way!

:)

Sherry Edwards said...

An unusual technique Petra, but with a wonderful result!

Gerri Herbst said...

Just loved your card, so cute.Thanks for the tut on the baby wipes too! We have just returned from vacation and just had to see what you created. I will look at more posts as I catch up. Thanks for your sweet words while I was away. take care, gerri

Terry said...

The background is so soft and I love how the colors blend so well together! Lovely card!

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