This is very similar to my February card, but I left off the sponging, embossed Merry Christmas in copper & did a spirelli corner in copper cord. Weathered bg is done with finger walking.
Finger walking is a way to get a random image from a background stamp. With your background stamp rubber side up, ink it up with your brayer. Then lay your card stock on top of it. Put of piece of scrap paper over to protect your fingers from ink and just 'let your fingers do the walking' -- walk your fingers randomly around on the stamp, maybe rubbing in a couple of areas. Lift off your card stock and you will have a random image rather than a complete one. I love this technique using canvas, linen & weathered on distressed or shabby cards.
Date: Friday, March 3, 2006 GMT Views: 1677
please, can you tell us how you worked the spirelli in the corner and kept the cording in place as you worked? Spirelli is usually worked on a template, so you must be very advanced in working with string art. Maybe you could do a tutorial?, or email me instructions???? I would be forever grateful to you. I love your work.