Monday, March 21, 2011


I absolutely loved the way the background turned out on this canvas.  I started out with the tissue paper technique as a base - spreading a layer of mod podge, then placing a layer of black tissue paper on top.  Then smoosh.  (very technical term) I just spread the paper and twisted it and turned it and bunched it... you have to work QUICKLY - mod podge sets up pretty fast on tissue paper.

Let it dry completely.  Then I decided to try a mask and some glimmer mist.  Eh.  Didn't do much for me, but while the glimmer mist was still a bit damp, I dusted the canvas with copper Perfect Pearls.  I took a balled up paper towel and just rubbed.  And rubbed... until I got the effect I wanted.  It almost looks metallic - and really dirty, grungy.  Then I inked the edges with black Staz-On to give it a burnt look.


  1. That is really gorgeous! I have tissue paper to try and do this, too!! Wonderful!!!:)

  2. Wow Beautiful textures!!! Lovin the effect it has! Seen this on & had to check it out! great work & tfs;)