Now I have heard from a few of you that you don't like to use other peoples backgrounds....Here is a way to get a look all of your own!
This is a page in my art journal which I solely used different objects around the house to make interesting marks! Ok so I painted the background first! We all have paint and a paintbrush right?!
Since my camera is taking a rest you will to use your imagination..I had it all set up for a picture of the objects I used but well...here is what I found around the house to make my page!
Styrofoam block (adds great texture)
Thread spool (if you peel the paper off the end it makes a great stamp...if you want the stamping to come out clear..put a mouse pad underneath your page prior to stamping)
Plastic soda pop lid
Plastic jello cup (empty of course...burp!) use the rim around the top to stamp with!
Disposable plastic paint trays (you know the ones that come in kids art kits...oops! don't tell the kids) I used the back of it to stamp with ie the blue square shapes..oh my! I shouldn't say that word s-q-u-a-r-e around L-I-A she gets all excited about that shape hehe shhhhhhhh!
Sequin waste or wire mesh (a piece of screening would work) But dont go out an buy it just for this purpose....The whole idea of this is to create a page using what little interesting objects you can find around the house! Just lay it down over your page and dab a little paint here and there..go lightly!
Now go take a look around your house! See what you can find to stamp with! Plus when your done with your background...you have a totally original background !!! Now isn't that what we are all looking for?! I know I am! :D
I am sure this will give you a jump off point to come up with something totally your own! Ready! Set! Go hunt!!!! And be sure to send me a link of what you found to stamp with!!
Copyright2007 Nancy Baumiller