Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Glue Resist Backgrounds


This is the second background technique in Trish's 2008 Background Noise Sketchbook Challenge. In making my journal page I cut off 2" squares of the backgrounds I made. I still have a good sized portion of each background to use for ATCs, tags & other uses.

I used tacky glue for both techniques, because that is what I had in the house. I followed Trish's advise and made lots of messy backgrounds. The two pictures below are of technique #1. Pour white glue over matte card stock and using a plastic card, spread the glue around, then use one cut up edge of the plastic card to create texture. I found with the tacky glue, I needed to wait a couple of minutes after spreading the glue before creating the texture. Otherwise the glue just ran back together. Better add that note to my journal page!

I was too impatient to wait overnight for them to dry. After 5 hours, I ran Color Box Chalk inks over the glued surface, they were just a little tacky. My red fingers added extra color to the last blue card I colored.

The next day, I decided they needed a little something more, so I sprayed them with either Radiant Rain Shimmering Mists, or homemade mists I had created. This gave them a little shimmer, they don't show well in these pictures, but I can see the difference.
The following pictures are of technique #2. Squeeze the white glue bottle over matte card stock to create random patterns. I did a couple random, but also had fun doing deliberate patterns. I have a hard time doing random. I did let these dry overnight.
It was recommended we use pigment inks to color these, because pigment inks easily wipe off the dried glue, giving the "resist" look. On a couple of the backgrounds I used Color Box chalks, and used Brilliance inks on the rest. I really like how the metallic Brilliance colors looked on this technique.

8 comments:

Susie said...

Very cool Carol! The swirly ones are my favorites.

Susie

Trish Bee said...

Wow havent you done well! A great stash of gorgeous backgrounds to play with!

Maggi said...

Beautiful! I can hardly wait to add the color to mine.

Rena Sawatski said...

Great backgrounds Carol, I have mine done but have to blog them. Had a chuckle about the inky fingers marks on one of yours, I did the same thing, but agree that it just adds that little extra to the piece.

Rosie said...

Aren't they great Carol - bet you're really pleased with them. Mine are in the drying stages!! Can't wait to have a play now!! :D

Gail P said...

Gorgeous! Love the patterns you made with the glue, will have to try that. Question? Homemade spray mist?

Susi said...

Your backgrounds are really great!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Found your blog linked on Pintrest- love this post- I have made quite a few of these today for a swap I have on Sat with the theme of glue resist. I am a technique girl, so love your blog!!!