Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Make Your Own Background..


I was looking around for a different challenge on Sunday and came across Come and Get it Challenge.

This time the challenge is 'Make your own background' - fun times for me..I love backgrounds.

I decided as my current fave Monster stamp keeps rampaging through cityscapes (my fault, not his), that it would be fun to use a map as a base for my background.

I have a whole stack of second hand books I used for art journaling and one of them is an NYC guidebook, so the page I used is actually 'Lower Harlem'.

I covered it with Gesso (creates a base so you can paint, stencil, etc over a glossy piece of paper), dried it with my heat tool, then stenciled the green and blue boxes and the numbers.

I fussy cut the monster and added a little speech bubble die for the sentiment.

The shiny bits you can see on my Monster are Nuvo Drops in Caribbean Sea.

I love the end result, more of this style of background making methinks!



  1. He is quite the rampager, that guy! The map makes a perfect background and I love those Nuvo drops!

  2. Love this adorably vicious monster! Your background for him is just perfect, totally reminds me of a graphic they'd use on the news to show where the monster was destroying the city. Okay, so I live in my own little world....

  3. Love your card. Great background technique. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.


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