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Creating a Background with Ranger

Hey Creative Scrapbookers, Nicole here with you for Tuesday with the Team.  Have you got your copy of the Spring Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine?  This card was featured in the Technique Tasters column pages 66-67.  Here, I have a more detailed look at how to create a dynamic background using Ranger Distress Crayons.  Check out the steps below and get your Ranger Distress products ready.

Brush a thin layer of Ranger’s White Gesso onto a 2 ¾” x 5 ¾” piece of cream cardstock and set aside to dry.  For the background layer prep a 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” piece of watercolor paper.  Spray with water to help the Distress Spray Stain to blend. Spray water over the distress spray stain again and heat dry.  Add distress ink and blend.  This gives the background a rich look.  Flick water over the inked paper for a water splattered worn look.

Spray water over the distress spray stain again and heat dry.  Add distress ink and blend.  This gives the background a rich look.  Flick water over the inked paper for a water splattered worn look.

By now the gesso should be dry and ready to add distress crayons.  Colour a small section at a time ad blend as you go.  The gesso allows the distress crayons to move smoothly and blend.  Layer a variety of stencils and remove distress crayons with a baby whip.

With the background created you can use the Sizzix Mixed Media Thinlit for added layering.  Cut the Layered Bee’s with watercolour paper and ink with distress spray stain.

Add a little distress crayon to the raised area’s of the Layered Bee and blend with your finger. The Southern Ridge Trading Co. chipboard frame can be inked with distress paint.  Apply distress paint and once dry sand the edges and apply some distress ink.

The Layered Bee is perfectly framed.

I attached the Emerald Creek Craft Supply Believe Charm.  Did you know you can coordinate the metal charm with distress paint to your card!

A peek through the Sizzix Mixed Media die cut to the grungy background.

I cut the Sizzix Layered Bee in half and tucked him behind the Chipboard Frame.  Don’t worry, it didn’t hurt him.

 

Here you can create a background using your own supplies.  From inks, dies and stencils you can layer, smudge, sand and die cut your way to a fun creative card, project or scrapbook layout.

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Have a Creative Day!

Nicole

To see more of Nicole’s work visit her blog – Nicole Wright Designs

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  1. Nicole, your project is fabulous!! I just love the bees, you have coloured them beautifully and the hive is just amazing, it looks so realistic. Love this! x