I've been in a background technique swap, and did this easy and (I think) interesting one for my friend Inge in Belgium. I'm calling it Dryer Sheet Delight, because we're supposed to give our creations a name and that one, though admittedly kind of dorky, at least gives you a hint as to what's involved.
Glue used dryer sheets to a light colored piece of cardstock, overlapping and leaving some wrinkles in for texture. You should be able to cover an 8 1/2 x 11" piece with 2 or 3 sheets. Use a white glue that dries clear, and cover the dryer sheets with another coat of it.
When the glue dries, spray with 2 to 4 colors of your favorite spray. On this one I used Adirondack Color Wash in lettuce and sunset orange, and Perfect Pearls Mists in blue smoke.
As a final touch, I loaded a paintbrush with Golden Fluid Acrylics in raw umber, smacked it against my hand to create the splatters and dots.
I also had a chance to work on Jacquie's Marie Antoinette journal. Jacquie challenged us with her theme.....Sex And The City.....so we were free to place Marie in more modern times. I think that Marie Antoinette and Carrie Bradshaw share a shoe obsession, so I went with that. Oh, the other challenge, is that Jacquie's entire journal is made of canvas. (By the way, Ranger's Glue N Seal worked perfectly on this material). We each had two facing pages to do, and here are mine:
I found the image of Sarah Jessica Parker (AKA Carrie Bradshaw) on google, and those red heels called to me. To make the very trendy Ms. B more Marie-like I plunked a bunch of flowers in her hair. On the second page I created some special shoes from some very pretty Prima paper, and paraphrased a quote from the TV show. The actual quote was about it being hard to walk in a SINGLE WOMAN'S shoes, so I just changed it to a QUEEN'S shoes.