Wednesday, 10 July 2019

One of a Kind by Elisa Ablett || Flutterby Designs

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for Flutterby Designs with my latest creation for you along with a step by step on how I created my background and tips on using the Art Foamies stamps.

Before we start the tutorial, lets take a quick look at some of the products I used to create with from the Flutterby Shop, a few bits and pieces from past kits as well.

So lets take a look at how I created the background - 

Using a palette knife, spread black gesso or thick black paint over the left and right hand sides of your background paper. Let it dry or heat dry.

Use a brayer and a craft mat to 'load' up your art foamies stamp, i find the paint goes on smoother and you get a better print. This is also a great way to add more than one colour at once!

Dry each layer and each colour before you add your next lot of stamping. Add a lighter contrasting colour over the top and then bring that out onto your background paper as well. 

I only wanted to add a small amount of yellow to the page so I only added colour to a small portion of the stamp and also used my 'clean' palette knife to spread it along the edges of my paper a bit as well.

Add some cool white stripes to your page using the edge of your ruler. Add white paint to your craft messy mat, spread it out using a palette knife and then dip your ruler into the white and 'stamp' onto your page, keep stamping until you have the lines and effect you want.

Add smears or splatters of white paint to your page using your finger, and splatters with a fan brush.

Using the palette knife again, spread pink paint through the Little Big Love Flutterby Stencil as shown in the photo above. The let dry before you add anything else. Once dry, tear strips of gold washi tape from a past kit and add to your background then stick your desired strips and stickers over the top.

Layer Filler Cards under your chosen photo, I chose bright and funky filler cards to match my background.

Stick down your photo cluster and then add your title ! I outlined my photo in black pen to make it stand out a bit more. 

Here are some close ups :-) 

I hope to see your creations using my background technique.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave me some love!


Elisa x

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