Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Taylored Expressions August Studio Challenge

It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we  have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The question for August is:
The Sky's the Limit! There are so many ways to create sky backgrounds for our cards and projects.  Often times, our blog readers are left staring at a beautiful sky and asking "How'd she do that?"
Show us one of your favorite ways to create a pretty sky background and make sure we know how to re-create it!

One technique I use a lot to create sky backgrounds is the Bouncing Brayer Technique.  It's really very simple!  I've created a short video to show you how I've created the background for my card today:

 I used an oldie stamp set in the TE Store. . .Frightful Night.   After I brayered the sky using the Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor pad, I stamped the trees and bats from the set.  Next I stamped, colored and cut out the clouds and tombstones and mounted them on the card with foam tape.  I added the fence using the Spooky Fence Border Die and then stamped the sentiment on a piece of cardstock that was die cut using the Banner Stacklets 1.  The papers are from the Halloween Parade Collection from Doodlebug.  

I hope you enjoyed the video on how you can create your own Bouncing Brayer sky!!  Be sure to see how the rest of the Baker's Dozen created their sky!!

Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess






    Unknown said...

    Wonderful technique and effect, Charmaine! Love your frightful background!

    Gretchen Wilson said...

    Great tutorial, I will have to try this.

    Tammie Edgerton said...

    Awesome technique, Charmaine! Love the way it looks combined with your Halloween scene!

    Wanda G (stampcat) said...

    FABULOUS! I never would have thought of this and I love it! Great video and great card! :-)

    Shannon White said...

    Wow!! LOVE your Awesome bouncing brayer Halloween sky Charmaine!! Looks Super!! Awesome tutorial too!

    Shannon 8-)

    Mary Ann said...

    Awesome card!!!Love your background!!!

    Michelle said...

    What a fabulously spooky scene. I really like how you did the sky. Thanks for the 'how to'!

    Dana Joy said...

    Now that is a cool technique.


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