20 July 2014

Sticker background!

Hello!
You are all probably aware that I love backgrounds...using anything and everything to create weird and wonderful textures and designs. I want to share a quick and easy way to use up left over alphabet stickers to create something a little bit different! The end result looks like this...
I'll take you through the stages.....
First, firmly stick down the left over stickers to your surface. I've used a Tando panel for this. If your stickers are old and have lost their stick somewhat, glue them down! You will be adding inks, gesso and water over them, and if they are not stuck down firmly, the stickers will left up from the surface.
Put them on randomly, just keep checking to make sure you haven't spelled a rude word by mistake! Trim around the panel...
Sponge over with gesso to give an even, white base. Sponge because it gives a thinner layer, and you still want to see the shapes of the letters!
At this point, it's up to you as to how you colour the background. Thin layers of paint will work, as will acrylic inks. I've used Dylusions ink sprays. I used  pink and orange, then flicked a few splats of red at it! A little spritz of water to get them all running together, then a blast with a heat gun to dry everything....
This is your basic background, now you can add detail. I have kept it simple, and used black paint splats, a tiny bit of black stamping, and then edged the whole panel....
 Despite all the inks covering the stickers, their shapes still appear, giving a nice interesting look..
My little girl is a Stampotique image. Once stamped, I masked off her head and legs, then stamped with a text stamp to give her dress a little interest.
She is standing on a bit of stripy text paper, left over from my last circles project!
A couple of stars, and a text phrase finish off the whole thing!
I hope you like her...it's a nice way to use up old stickers and create something new!

Trish xxxx





7 comments:

Button Box Designs said...

Love this

Laura said...

Oh I love this background! Stunning!

Anneke said...

Wonderful work. Thanks for showing Anneke.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

GORGEOUS!
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

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ElizabethR said...

Love, love, love this xxx

jasann said...

Love this, will try it today, have love of letter stickers that are odd ones!!! Thanks for showing us how!

Coco said...

Really gorgeous, and what a great idea to recycle those ugly chipboard letters we have all.. TFS. Coco x