Today I'm sharing a brief version of one of the background techniques that I'm learning. I met the fabulous Marie Gamber at a crop and she told me about her Backgrounds online class through Color Me Creative. Marie's Copic coloring is beyond amazing but it's her backgrounds that are so unique and bring the image to life. Well, she totally convinced me and, while taking her class, I've been working on adding more background to my images in order to make the focal image pop.
Here's my card using Snow Buddyfrom Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Here's a closer look at the background with a few added whimsical snowflakes using a white gel pen.
Marie teaches a number of background techniques in her class. This is my quick version of the Copic Marbleized background.
First I colored my focal image using Copic Markers and then sketched in the "ground". Didn't want my Snow Buddy floating in mid air.
I added the first layer of background color.
Now squiggles of colors used in my focal image barely blending them out.
And finally, a few whimsical snowflakes.
Remember, this is my quick and simple version as there is more to the technique.
Supplies used for this project:
Digital Image: Snow Buddy - Digital Delights by Louby Loo