Friday, 26 September 2014
Grid Background Card and Notebook inspired by Anneke De Clerck for Paper Artsy
On Paper Artsy, a new Guest Designer, Anneke De Clerck, made a Mini Book/Notebook from scratch using a bookbinding, and a wonderful background paint blocking technique that I wanted to try. I am entering the Paper Artsy September Challenge.
I used Smoothy Heavy Weight Card and went about it a very long-winded way as I used Eclipse masking strips to form grid lines. I've now ordered a mask which will be easier but probably a different sort of effect. This took me ages. I started off like this. with Marlin, Evergreen, Plum, and Dusty Teal.
Then I added some lighter, brighter colours.
And the dry brushing of Chalk. I really like the metamorphosis into pastels! I will definitely do this again!
In fact I did!
Here's the card and notebook I made, and I have some left from the first sheet to make something else too. Thanks, Anneke.