Backgrounds, patterns and composition
Since I've had three people ask me about a message I sent to another stamper, I thought I'd blog about it. My post today is on using patterned papers, I know for many of you this is redundant, but for those of you who are not comfortable working with pattern papers and would like to move out of the safe zone of solids, you might enjoy this!
another thing I use my print paper for is layering and backgrounds, so fun!!
I just did two OSA cards using busy prints, they are for the Kodomo and the Koi Mingles
Both of these are images stamped on vellum over prints.
First the Koi card: This is an example of using a image as a design element;
This card is made with digital images and hand stamping. The Koi are from a PNG file that I made and printed on vellum, the beautiful background paper is a Nicecrane texture pintables.
By combine the images over the patterned paper and adding a complimentary color (using a color wheel if you aren't familiar with color family/combinations).
The end result:
In my Kodomo card, Similar technique, again using a Nicecrane texture , print on prints with color "rests:
There is enough solid color in this card to give it balance and your eyes a rest. The coloring on the rooster is again, cheap nail polish!
This card I am not crazy about, I made it a couple years ago and was experimenting, but you can see what I mean about the "die cut look"
I hope you find this helpful, you can experiment with pattern paper on pattern paper very easily by using rectangles with a backing layer of black, pull out your color wheel and you may find you will make some smashing cards using patterned papers!
Hope you are having a great day!!