Paint Scraping Background Technique.
These were the instructions for the swap: "Please create 10 Little Beauties for your partner, on the theme of LEAVES. There must be at least 4 different designs. If you duplicate your design, please use different colours for the repeats so that your partner has no identical little beauties. Little Beauties are items which can be used to embellish projects, top cards and/or ATCs. No precise size is specified but they should be no smaller than 1.5 inches by 2 inches,and not larger than 2.25 inches by 3.25 inches. Have fun playing!"
I had lots of fun making little beauties as part of the Instant Art Swap last month. I decided to give it a try, not certain if I could do 10 different leaf related pieces. I was liberal with my interpretation of the theme and ended up having lots of fun and enjoying a creative afternoon. I used a variety of backgrounds from my stash. From the top row: String Art, Paint Scraping, Faux Silk, Embossed (this one is upside down to me, but could work this way too).
Middle row: Glue Resist, String Art, Paint Scraping.
Bottom row: The two on the outside were left overs from playing around to make the pay it forward gifts. The middle one, I can't remember what or when I did this one. I think it was something that wasn't working out for a particular swap, but I saved it just in case. I'm glad I did. Reminder to self: from now on keep samples and write up instructions in new Background Noise Journal.