Friday, March 9, 2012

background papers-another sneek peak

When I started out doing Christy's art journal/smash book I decided I did not want to use double sided papers, after I got them all chosen and cut, I then did not like the stark white.  So I decided to airbrush the backs, ROFL, what was I thinking was my first thought, then as I got into it, I LOVED it.  It gave me some great time to work on some techniques and has given Christy's journal/smash book that individual look that I was going for.  Also once I got into it, it did not take as long as I initially thought it was going to take.  All of them are not scenes, some are stamped, some are stenciled.  These were done with the Copic Airbrush and markers. I know the top one looks a little unworldly, I have been watching too many Science Documentaries, LOL. And don't forget, when you do do that background paper and you have one that you especially like, remember to scan it in so that when the opportunity arises to use it again, you don't have to re-invent the wheel.  Below is a card done with the 2nd background paper.

The card is a standard A-2 card, the background is from the one above, I just printed it out in a smaller format.  The Alice piece is from "Nice Crane Designs".  The little wooden piece is from some architectural items I have in my stash. 

Hope your Friday is Terrific. Hugs


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow Sandi, you definitely know how to make those copics do magic... Can't wait to see the final project

Christy said...

Gasp! How amazing! I can't wait to see these papers in person! I bet they are even more spectacular in person! You are so creative and talented! Im loving these sneak peeks ;) Love you! Hugs!

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooo...GORGEOUS!!!!! You are SO dang talented my friend!!! Hope you're doing well! SOOOO sorry it's been so long since I've visited! I wanna retire! LOL!
love you bunches!!

Carole Beath said...

Amazing.... talented to the hilt.

DonnaMundinger said...

WAY COOL! I've got to learn to use my scanner. Well, for that matter, I need to use my air brush. LOL Gorgeous, chickie! Getting excited for your trip? xxD