A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Cling Wrap Background with Stars

Lydia (aka "UnderstandBlue") posted a great Mixability challenge over at SCS - "Feeling Clingy?".  She included a video and instructions for creating a great background using cling wrap and wet pigment.

Here's what I created:

I followed her instructions and sprinkled blue and black brushos on cling wrap, then spritzed with water, and laid a piece of watercolour paper on top of it. Scrunched up the cling wrap and left it to dry. I don't think I got as much nice texture as Lydia did but I like my panel.

When dry, I stencilled stars and the word "Dream" (using two different TCW stencils) with gold embossing paste. And left that to dry (this card took a long time to make because of all the drying time).

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a small piece of white cs, and sponged it with a bit of blue ink so it didn't look so stark on the background.

I added the panel to fun foam for dimension and used a white card base.

I also had the Mixed Media December challenge in mind:

I've got both the gold and the optional element of "star" so I'm entering it over there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Gold, Distress Faded Jeans
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - blue and black brushos, TCW stencils, Dreamweaver gold embossing paste, clear embossing powder, fun foam


  1. Ohhhh! How lovely, Susan. Gorgeous blue background and great gold stars and sentiment. Thanks for playing along at The MMCC. :)

  2. Really beautiful background Susan. And great technique. Love it paired with the gold embossing paste stars. xx

  3. I love the feeling of movement in your background, Susan! It makes a beautiful sky for those gold stars! I always love to see this sentiment too!

  4. gorgeous, just love the dreamy swirly blue background with the gold. awesome card :)

  5. How wonderful! I haven't heard that quote before and I love it! You have created a beautiful sparkly background to highlight this quote:) Thanks for playing at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  6. great card, love the gold and blue combo! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

  7. Beautiful card, Susan. I love that dreamy background. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge.


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