In my last two posts, I revisited direct to paper inking. Scroll down to check those out if you like. Today's card involves not only direct to paper on the main image, but also distressing a book page, and for the background a technique with grocery paper bags, and finally dying seam binding....see this post for seam binding technique http://www.paperartscafe.blogspot.com/2011/02/technique-tuesday-crinkled-ribbon-for.htmlSome of these techniques only go back a couple of years, while others have been around at least twenty years!
The main background of his card was done on the paper bag. I just took a paper bag and wadded it up to get it good and wrinkled. You want lots of creases in it. Then I flattened it out, and used foam applicators to apply acrylic paints. Just add some colors that go well together to create a pleasing collage of colors. I like adding some metallic paint as well, like the gold I added to his background. When it is dry, you have some gorgeous backgrounds to use for cards, journals, boxes, any paper craft project.
Now I'm off to church, then a Cinco de Mayo party!