Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Polished Stone Background Tutorial

POLISHED STONE BACKGROUND

By Lois Bak

Supplies needed for this background are minimal:

Glossy cardstock
Cotton ball
Metallic Mixative
2 Regular Re-inkers
Fixative

















STEP ONE

Randomly drop Metallic Mixative around the glossy cardstock.  I used gold mixative.














STEP TWO

Saturate the cotton ball with alcohol.  Make sure it is good and wet.



















STEP THREE

Drop the reinkers onto the cotton ball – two drops of each color should be sufficient.

















STEP FOUR

Dab the cotton ball onto the glossy cardstock. 














STEP FIVE

Continue dabbing all over the cardstock.  Make sure you dab on the metallic drops sufficiently to break up those droplets. 














STEP SIX

Continue dabbing until the whole piece of cardstock is covered and the Metallic Mixative is diluted.   The wet cardstock will buckle; but, as the ink dries, it will flatten out.















STEP SEVEN

Spray the cardstock with fixative.
















STEP EIGHT

When the ink is dried, complete your card.
















You can use any combination of colors you choose.  Here is a piece of cardstock on which I used red and turquoise re-inkers with gold Metallic Mixative.  Unfortunately, you can see that I didn’t dilute the gold mixative enough.














Here are several other cards I made using this technique.  The first one uses mustard yellow and tan re-inkers, with gold mixative.
















On this card (which uses green and purple re-inkers with silver mixative), I stamped directly onto the Polished Stone background with StazOn ink.




1 comment:

Maxx and Boo said...

What a fun and great BG tute! Thanks for posting it for us. =)