Friday, January 14, 2011

How-to | create your own background

Today's tip comes from Wendy...

In this post, Wendy shows you how to create your own background using dress makers pattern paper and mists. Incredibly effective...might just have to try it myself.
Step 1 - crumple the dress makers pattern paper
Step 2 - smear mod podge over your cardstock
Step 3 - adhere the dress pattern in a crumpled style across your cardstock
Step 4 - wait for it to dry (that's the hard part if you're impatient like me)
Step 5 - choose a colour that compliments your layout and spray mist in splotches across the background
Step 6 - smear the mist across the background with kitchen paper
Step 7 - wait for the mist to dry. You can speed up the process by using a heat gun to dry it.

Your background is now ready to create your layout!
Thanks Wendy! Great tips and gorgeous layout! Love the stapled ribbon underneath the photo.


  1. Gorgeous!! And so very clever..x

  2. Hey Wendy, sensational. I just purchased an old pattern from Salvos the other day and used the instructions for the card business and the patterns.... what to do then saw this.

    Fabulous. A great 'when the kids are at school' project. xxx