Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gesso Resist Backgrounds

Hello everyone,

I hope you are doing well.   It was warm with summer temperatures on Friday and by Sunday it was below freezing, snowing and very windy.   It's still cold this week but it will get warmer soon. No wonder a lot of us (including myself) are fighting colds.

I was very intrigued with backgrounds that my talented teamie Eileen Godwin created and showed on a recent Facebook post.  Her tutorial (titled Masterboard backgrounds) can be found on Pinterest Part One here and Part Two here.   It's well worth your time to take a look at her blog if you don't already follow her as she posts lots of gorgeous designs here.



I followed Eileen's video tutorial to create the background.   (I used a stencil with white heavy acrylic paint instead of Gesso) and then blended Distress Inks over top.   I like the 'ghost' effect.    I also sprayed the entire card with Glimmermist when finished.

Design by Ryn Products:  Japanese Anemone stencil and Circle Cluster Set.

Flowers dies are by Crealies (Set of 3 No. 17 and Uno No.17) cut from a piece of Gelli print and the Flourish is by Creative Expressions.

And below is a small card that I made with the left over background.


I also used Design by Ryn's Spiral Branch set to stamp and emboss over the background and very faintly stamped with Water Droplets as well (I stamped with archival ink and then wiped over top to lighten which worked well on the semi glossy side of the paper).  The sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. blog friends.
Shirleyx

22 comments:

Enny said...

Your cards are so beautiful Shirley, thanks for the link to Eileen's tutorial ! We have also up and down weather, I do hope that you get well soon. Greetings, Enny

brenda said...

Quickly popping in at take a look at your latest creation and both are beautiful Shirley, may give that a try. Also to ask that if you dislike the new blogger dashboard as much as most seem to that you pop over to my blog and add your support.

B x

chrissie said...

Very beautiful background ideas and cards Shirley. Will have a look at the links--thank you for sharing those

Love Chrissie xx

Amanda said...

Both look fabulous Shirley
Love
Amanda x

Gerrina said...

This background looks so soft and beautiful! Amd your flowers are great as always! Here we had reasionably warm days (11 degrees). It will get colder though... Hugs, Gerrina

Sophie said...

So schöne Karten und so wunderbare Hintergründe.
Du hast fantastische Ideen, und inspirierst mich auch immer wieder.
Danke dafür.

herzlichst Sophie

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley! Love the soft colours in these. They remind me of Winter even though there is no holiday sentiment or images. Your placement of the flowers in the background is lovely too. Many thanks for this! Xo

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, Shirley, your cards are really gorgeous, I must have a look at that video. Keep warm, hugs, Valerie

Eileen said...

Fantastic cards Shirley n! soooo pretty and many thanks for the mention.... pleased you had fun .. xxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my your cards are stunning Shirley, love the gorgeous backgrounds and your flowers are wonderful, Kate x

Pat said...

I adore that background Shirley and the colours you have used and the Crealies flowers made using a gelli print piece look fabulous over the top. The second card with the added leaves looks great too. Ryn's stamps and stencilled are beautiful.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow two fantastic cards, great backgrounds and colours, I really injoy your Art!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Shirley Chillman said...

Your embellies always match everything so beautiful Shirley and your backgrounds are always so amazing.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful backgrounds, saw them on facebook. Love the colours. Janny

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning, love the background. Great cards. Hope Archie is doing well. Skipper is improving.Hugs Anesha

Margik said...

Both cards are fantastic with beautiful backgrounds!
Mar xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! These look amazing, Miss Shirley! Love colors, but it is the background images that always catch my imagination, and convey the magic of your creations. I have that SW die, and have not used it yet - it's so versatile, too! Both cards are masterpieces suitable for framing (or shadow-boxing). I enjoyed your email immensely! xo

MaryH said...

Eileen's work is fantastic and her videos are excellently explained. Love watching her Youtubes, especially with the brusho techniques. Interesting effects with the white acrylic ghosting, and then sponging with the DI. So beautifully done. I enjoyed this one on FB. Wonderful look with the leftovers to make a gorgeous #2 - you rock these designs & techniques! TFS

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Just gorgeous cards! Beautiful colours!

Ina G said...

Another beautiful creation Shirley. Awesome background and those poinsettias are to die for. Love the colour choices.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, really like the look of the backgrounds, have saved the link to watch later, Thanks for sharing.
Avril xx

Greta said...

How did I miss this post?! What a beautiful technique which I'm going to have to check out now! Love both cards, Shirley--beautiful images & colors!