Step 3: Place a snowflake mask over the page and spray with Distress Stain Sprays in Faded Jeans and Broken China, finishing with a dash of Brushed Pewter. These are the sprays I favour but you could use any spray inks for this in colours of your choice. Remove the mask and dry. My mask was only 6x6 so I actually sprayed my page in two halves.
- You will probably need to heat set both the spray inks and the stamping on top of the gesso to ensure it dries properly.
- If you used this technique to create a canvas instead of a journal page you could use much more chunky elements at step one such as metal shapes, chipboard pieces or found materials like seed pods or twigs. However I would be adding the page to my journal so I wanted it to be relatively flat.
-Don't worry about adding coloured elements to the first layer because you'll be covering the whole thing with gesso which will make everything white.
-At Step Three I put my page between two pieces of copy paper and put a heavy weight onto it for an hour or so. This helped to flatten the page which buckled slightly when I heat set the spray ink.
Hope you've enjoyed my tut and I wish you a Happy New Year!
To find the stamps I have used, here's the Rubber Dance web shop: www.rubberdance.com