Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Time for Technique Boutique

Now that you are comfortable using your stamps and you know which ink to use based on the project you are completing, it's time to learn some fun techniques.

The first technique I'm going to show you is how to make your own B&T paper; Background and Texture paper.  

This technique is called Faux Leathering:

Supplies Needed:
  • INK that is the same color as your cardstock or a shade lighter/darker
  • Deskpad or paper large enough to fit under the paper you are going to ink to allow you to go over the edge...and not get on your table.

Take your ink pad and "smear" the ink all over your card stock.  Not all the paper will get covered and that's good.  I prefer to go in a circular motion when covering the paper.  There is no wrong way of doing this.

Continue until the entire piece of paper is covered.

Now your ready to cut it into smaller pieces for your scrapbook page/card or use it as your base page.  Below is a sample of my artwork using this technique.

Have fun creating!  The possibilities are endless;-)


  1. Love this technique Jane! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. Love this technique... looks great!

  3. Jane I love your techniques! CTMH sister here... following you!

    Please feel free to check out my blog too! www.sandeestampsandscraps.blogspot.com

    I mainly post cards and layouts! I need to start doing more techniques too!