This week's You Can Do It challenge was to make a background using the straw blowing or blow art technique. It's pretty messy, but a lot of fun and has so much potential for pretty backgrounds. However, there are a few difficult things about it, including making sure your background is totally dry before stamping your image. The black ink soaked into the first two I made and I actually had to throw the first one out as the paper started blotching and coming apart. I waited 24 hours before stamping this one (attempt No. 3), and it worked a lot better.
Another problem is that it is difficult to get a photograph to show the soft subtle colors of the bg. These are much prettier IRL, although the colors on this one are even more soft and subtle than on the lantern card.
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 GMT Views: 400