I created this fun background with a technique called Rolling Marbles Technique. I have a mini-tutorial for you below:
- You will need some re-inkers. In this case I was using SU! colors of Really Rust, More Mustard and Always Artichoke.
- I had 3 little cups in which I placed a few drops of inker into. (1 color per cup)
- Add one marble per cup and swirl the marble around to get ink on it.
- In a shoebox or, in this case I used a clamshell box, place a piece of cardstock.
- Dump your marbles in and roll them around to make random designs on your cardstock.
- When one cardstock sheet is done to your liking, take it out and keep rolling for a lighter inked pattern. No two pieces will be the same!
For a final touch I crumpled the panels and then hit the high spots with the Peeled Paint distress ink pad.
The image is colored with the following Copic Markers: YG95, YG93, E59, E57, YR27, Y38, Y35.
I had these gravestone elements cut out from some American Crafts paper from halloweens past. Here is a quick and easy way to stamp the images onto these little elements to make them look like they were always there and part of the paper:
I use a stamp-a-majig tool to be sure that I'm using the stamps most effectively on my pieces. Here I used one image, focusing on the tree on one and on the graveyard on the other. You will see the pumpkin image on the card....again, I picked the grumpiest pumpkin on the image and made that the centerpiece of my element.
Masking is a great way to use the stamps you have in a different way! Pick pieces you want to highlight and mask them to make them shine!