How to Make Your Own Background

The Deconstructed Layout #16: Creating your own patterned background using everyday items you already have. theflamingochronicals.blogspo…

How to Make Your Own Background
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Start by tracing circles with a waterproof pen. Fill in using Gelatos® and PITT Pastel Pencils. Fill in between with watercolor pencils, and spray randomly with ink.

Start by tracing circles with a waterproof pen. Fill in using Gelatos® and PITT Pastel Pencils. Fill in between with watercolor pencils, and spray randomly with ink.

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Stamp background images randomly. I used two different stamps and two ink colors.

Stamp background images randomly. I used two different stamps and two ink colors.

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Spray ink onto your craft mat. Use a wet wipe to pick up a small amount at a time and brush lightly over the raised paste to color.

Spray ink onto your craft mat. Use a wet wipe to pick up a small amount at a time and brush lightly over the raised paste to color.

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Next up is layering under the photo. I tore strips from two papers, then placed them under the photo mat until I was happy with the look, then glued. I tucked pieces of doily into the layers too.

Next up is layering under the photo. I tore strips from two papers, then placed them under the photo mat until I was happy with the look, then glued. I tucked pieces of doily into the layers too.

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To finish off the look I added some die cut stickers and my journaling.

To finish off the look I added some die cut stickers and my journaling.

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Hand journaling is so important! I hope you are including it on your projects.

Hand journaling is so important! I hope you are including it on your projects.

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Yes, that is Steven Tyler from Aerosmith!! Just was we were getting on the ride, they brought him and his daughter to the front of the line to hop on!

Yes, that is Steven Tyler from Aerosmith!! Just was we were getting on the ride, they brought him and his daughter to the front of the line to hop on!

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My chippies are from Blue Fern Studios. I finished them simply just by inking them.

My chippies are from Blue Fern Studios. I finished them simply just by inking them.

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