Saturday, May 4, 2013

Muslin/Tissue Paper Tutorial

Hello, Paper Artists!  Welcome back to A Fourth Life.  Because I attended parochial schools and was on the business track in high school, I never was able to take art classes as electives.  That may be why I love to make backgrounds for my cards using art supplies.  Today, I have another mini-tutorial using muslin, magazine photos, glue, silver paint, and tissue paper. I am hoping Victorine Original Stamps--Mother's Day, and Speedy TV/FOSTV--tissue paper like my finished product.   Cut a piece of muslin and coat it with white liquid glue.  Attach cut out glossy photos from your favorite magazines to create a collage effect.  Let dry completely.  Coat again with white glue and crinkle tissue paper and lay on top.  Let it dry completely.  Dry brush silver paint in parts of the sheet of paper.  Use this background paper to make your card.  You might consider making the design and embellishments simple since the background will be so striking and textured.  Thanks for stopping by!

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Splendiferous Creations--a feminine touch;  Broken Box Stock -- Mother's Day;  Make It Monday--Anything Goes;  Brown Sugar--Mother's Day;  Chocolate Coffee Cards--Mother's Day;  Creative Corner--Mother's Day;  Dilly Beans--the word Mother on the card;  Crafter's Cafe--Mother;  DL.Art Thankful Thursday--Anything Goes;  Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes

17 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A beautiful background and a very sweet focal point.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful artwork with us this week. We LOVE seeing all your creations.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

DIANA L. said...

This is so Awesome I love it that artsy background
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Kathy Bradley said...

Kren,
Very pretty - and what a wonderful BG. I too attended Catholic schools all my life - kindergarten through senior year in highschool - uniforms all those years!!!

Elena said...

It's so cute!! I saw you on Make It Monday.

mulberry station said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. YOur card is adorable. Such a great card for Mother's Day.
Nancy

Billie A said...

saw you on MIM and you also visited my blog. I am now a follower of you. You make awesome backgrounds for your cards. Cute cards

Joanne said...

What a great technique, it looks super. I'm going to have to try this one! It looks great with your image. Also really like the die cut down the sides of the image and sentiment. Thanx so much for sharing your creation with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Qie said...

Hi...
This is a beautiful card.. I love the colour combination. Sweet flower image. Great to have you joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.
Love,
DT Qie

Nadja said...

What a beautiful card and a very interesting technique. Thank you for coloring along with us over at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oooh - this is so very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

Karen Letchworth said...

Just darling! I love the textures and colors, and SO blessed to have you share this with us in our challenge this week. Your cards always put a big smile on my face! :)
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I hope you will stop by and also link this up in our challenge at V's Sweet Ideas. It's a Mother's Day Challenge Theme and we would enjoy having you share it with us there as well.
www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com

NanaConnie said...

What a fantastic technique, Kren! Really beautiful result. Love that fancy border on the image piece. :-D

Janine said...

Great background - thanks for sharing it with us at FOSTV.

Chitra Nair said...

This is such a beautiful card and love this technique..
Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC..

Ravengirl said...

This is a beautiful and super creative background! Color me impressed! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Scrapsak said...

So pretty card you have made:O)
Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges.
Have a wonderful day @-->--
Hugs DT Lee

Karen said...

Lovely card, love your background, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge