Another of the techniques on the scopes Leandra demo'd was two corners and the middle with two colours. I first learnt this with Sue at Paper Paradise, but I think Sue got it from Leandra!! I gave this tag quit a few white washes to fade everything into the background.
I was going to use different colours but I still had loads left on my craft mat, so did the same again. After I'd stamped in the background I knocked it back with the white, but wanted it darker than the first tag so went back in with the colours.
After my first layer of paint I stamped an Ellen Vargo criss cross stamp in blue all over the tag. After about six layers you can still just about see the lines, top left half way down. I also did the stencil bumping on the right hand side.
I guestimated where abouts the face was going to go and added some off white, another of Leandras traits. This is a Paper Bag Studio image stamped in black stazon.
So for both tags I have used exactly the same colours yet they have turned out so different, due to all the different layers.
I think you can still watch the Periscopes as they are listed on 'katch.me'. Just search for PaperArtsy or click here.
Country View Crafts have a theme of making your own backgrounds.