Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday's Workout


It truly was a challenge to do this week's Saturday Workout Challenge! First, I don't know german, so I used a google translator to help understand the technique of a muslin bandage background, then I didn't have any gauze to use and worked with cheesecloth instead. I also had difficulties keeping it stuck down onto the paper. I liked Hermine's comment about using a spray adhesive to attach it, but didn't having anything repositionable. So this is my attempt at the technique stretching the cheesecloth creating irregular lines and taping it down with masking tape then brayering with Glimmer Mists and Distress Ink on glossy cardstock. This type of cardstock gave me the most intense background color. I made it into an ATC and added a stamp from Autumn Leaves and an image from Ten Two Studios. Gotta love a challenge that makes you work!!

7 comments:

herminesplace said...

Great card, love your background.

Char said...

Wonderful background and the image is fantastic.

Sandy said...

Wow really really beautiful.
Fantastic background. Love them.

Thanks Penny for playing this technique on SaWo.

Femmy said...

fantastic!!!

Rein said...

Very elegeant!

vintage wil said...

Great card !beautiful background

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant work. Fantastic colours and designs.