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Old 11-15-2009, 03:29 PM
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There are several different ways to use plastic wrap to make interesting backgrounds. Here is one way to make wonderful, dramatic backgrounds. (Please feel free to share other Plastic Wrap Techniques in this thread also.)

Plastic Wrap Technique #1
You will need cardstock (I think glossy makes more dramatic backgrounds, but you can use regular cardstock too), plastic wrap (I used Glad Cling Wrap) and spray inks of your choice (Color Wash, Memories Mists, Shimmering Mists, etc., or even reinkers mixed with water in a spray bottle).

-Cut a piece of plastic wrap that is larger than your cardstock.
-Spray your cardstock with the inks.
-Press the plastic wrap and wrinkles down onto the cardstock.
-Let ink dry (from minutes to a couple hours). The drying time will depend on a lot of things -- temperature, humidity, maybe even the cardstock, and the look you want to achieve! See below.
-Remove the plastic wrap, and you have a very dramatic background.

(Below, left) I left the plastic wrap on only for about 10 minutes, and it has a satin-y look.
(Below, right) I left the the plastic wrap on for about an hour. The wrinkles are very pronounced. (See the little whitish star bursts? That is because I sprayed the cardstock in the sink and some water dripped on it while I was working. That turned out kind of cool.)

For Plastic Wrap Technique#3, go here: http://www.rubberstampchat.net/showt...3448#post73448
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:32 PM
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Here is my finished sample. The fish is one of the new ATC-size stamps from OnyxXpressions, stamped with Archival Ink directly on the background.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:58 PM
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Plastic Wrap Technique #2

This is so simple! Just wad up a piece of plastic wrap and use it to add gesso, ink, reinkers, Lumieres, paint -- just about anything to cardstock to make an interesting background.

Here I used gesso on regular black cardstock. Where the gesso was "stamped" first generation, it is whiter. The second/third generation of "stamped" gesso looks almost blue.

Please feel free to share your Plastic Wrap Techniques and art with us!
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:14 PM
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I love this thread, and the ideas above...thanks!!!

Where do you buy gesso? The big box stores?
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:17 PM
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I tried an idea on my tags that I made one month for a swap here...

I used my brand new brayer and took a plastic zippy bag, cut the ends off, and put it around the brayer...(was like a sock with no ends) and then rolled it/patted it/tapped it on the stamp pad, and then brayered the zippy plastic onto the cardstock. It made for an interesting design...

Also, you can't forget the very easy bubblewrap technique...which makes for a bubbly interesting background also...

Just a couple of thoughts...
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:17 PM
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I am SO going to try that first technique, with some glimmer mist! wooHOO.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:29 PM
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Thanks, Teena. I'd love to see your tag. Would you be willing to post it in this thread? Have fun! I really hope you will show us what you make with the glimmer mist!

Gesso is available at the craft stores in either artist quality or go to the craft section and you can get a little bottle.

Great ideas. Thanks for adding them.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:40 PM
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Nice unique cards Three more fun ideas to try, Thanks for sharing them!
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the kind words, Deb...I will try to get a picture soon!

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Old 11-15-2009, 09:36 PM
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OK...I am dumb as dirt here...lol.

I have a Mac computer, sent my photo from cellphone to email, sent from email to iphoto...now what? lol.

Will get my boyfriend to help me tomorrow night! He's a Mac geek!

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