Monday, 12 January 2015

Layered Backgrounds


To create this background I used the above DecoArts products. There is also an Andy Skinner video which shows you the first layers. 


This is the outcome of using the easy float over the paints. 


And this is another one I did using exactly the same colours.


I also wanted to find out what the liquid glass did and how it worked.


Stamped the scruffy bird in black versa mark, masked off and then stamped the water drops in black stazon. Used some of the liquid glass over the splodges. It comes out white, but dries clear.


This is it a couple of hours later. It basically works the same as Ranger's Glossy Accents.


Don't know if you can see it but it's on the white dots to the right.


And finally I added white posca pen to the stamped water spots, used a paper distresser around the sides and used carbon black media paint to edge to finish the piece.

13 comments:

massofhair said...

LOVING the Ryn raindrops a lot, the DecoArt products do produce some lovely effects, must try the Easy Float looks right up my crafting alley :-) xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love this Sam. The scruffy bird is fun and I love the drops stamp. Loving circle and spheres at the mo xx

Amanda said...

Some great products there, great background and one of my fav stamps the lost coast bird
Love
Amanda x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's really fab!!! I love the bird!

Julia S-W said...

This is stunning and I'm really interested to see the Easy Float - I haven't tried that so it may have to go on my next list to DecoArt! I like the Liquid Glass because it will hold a bead like shape whereas I find the Glossy Accents will dry much flatter - just my findings. Love how you experiment. xx

craftytrog said...

Great effects Sam! xxx

Sid said...

Nice to see the effects Sam !

chrissies said...

Interesting ideas as always Sam--thanks for sharing those. What a great combo of background and stamps

Love Chrissie x

Lin said...

oh Sam I love this..can't wait for my birdie stamp to arrive lol...need to put that Ryn stamp on my list too!! love it when you get into experiment mode lol xxx

Sue said...

Love this Sam, great stamp over a fab background xx

hazel said...

Fabulous background Sam - love the scruffy bird.
xxx Hazel.

jojo79 said...

Love this Sam.

Claire said...

Oh so this is easy float! Looks like fun! Totally love the Ryn raindrops :-)

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