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Tuesday Tip: Altered Background

December 3, 2013

Hi Everyone, Lori with you and today I’ve got a great tutorial for you that will come in so handy for any project, mixed media, scrapbooking or cards. It’s super easy and super cool.  Let’s get started

First step is pick some designer paper that has some color variation throughout.  I’ve used a sheet from the latest collection from Kaisercraft, Paradisco .  Using an embossing folder emboss your sheet of paper.

Next you want to cover the high areas of the paper with versa mark ink.

 Cover with fine clear embossing powder and heat seat.  Do this 2-3 times to build up a good base.

Next you want to take a dark color of ink and sponge dauber onto the paper.  This is really going to make it pop.

Once it’s covered very good wipe away any excess with a baby wipe.

Isn’t this beautiful.  Now it’s ready to use in a project.  You’ll find pictures of my project below and I think you’ll agree it gives great depth and texture to your work.

finished tip close up

finished tipKaisercraft Products Used: CT778 Paradisco Collectables, PP924 Paradisco Paper Pad, PS328 Negatives, P1378 Sunchaser. 

Other Products Used: Twine, Embossing Folder, Embossing Powder, Versa Mark Ink, Foam Tape.

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  • Reply AdrianaB December 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    awesome techniques, love the card too :)

  • Reply Kelly-ann Oosterbeek December 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    FANTASTIC tip! Thank you

  • Reply Cami December 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Beautiful card and great tutorial! Love this and thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Trudi December 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Very useful tip! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Michelle Frisby December 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Lori … fabulous card …

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