Monday, July 14, 2008
Sponged Grid Background Technique
This is the card I made for today's Try a New Technique challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The challenge today was to score a grid on paper. I decided to adjust it a bit and do a sponged grid.
Start by making evenly spaced marks on a piece of scrap paper. In this case, they were 1/2 inch apart. Then place the card stock at whatever angle you want the lines to be.
Using another scrap of paper, line it up with the marks you created and sponge ink over the edge. Then move the paper to the next marks and sponge again. Continue until the card stock is covered.
Rotate the card stock by 90 degrees and repeat the same process.
Here is the finished look.
For this card, I used Touch of Nature (Stampin' Up) stamps, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black card stock, and More Mustard, Ballet Blue inks.
The images are colored using Koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I hope your day is great!