I recently went on a crafty retreat with UK Stampers Network
...there's another one in June if you are interested...
Anyway I have just made two A5 scrapbook pages to celebrate the two days.
The backgrounds were made using a gelli plate with fineliner doodling around the edges.
On the first day we were shown how to make some faux wood effect paper.
We made our own texture paste and applied this through stencils.
When this was dry, we added colour with markers - there is a scrap of this to top left of the page.
We were also shown the bleeding tissue technique - the small circles at the top were of the tissue as it was applied to canvasses.
Another technique we used on these canvasses was adding archival ink through stencils.
Small photos of my finished canvasses are featured at the bottom of the page.
During the second day we enjoyed producing many backgrounds using a gelli plate.
We then put together a little booklet which will act as a prompt...to remind us of ideas we might use if we're at a loss...
Really enjoyed the weekend - you have already seen how I have used the faux wood paper since - and you will see more of my little booklet soon...