Here is how I did the background for this card.
I started with a piece of cardstock, and spread modeling paste or gesso using your favorite stencil. Allow it to dry completely.
Using a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt Artist Pen - carefully rub some of the ink onto the stenciled area. Try to avoid direct contact with the cardstock. Do a small section then go to next step.
Using your finger rub the Pitt Pen Ink to blend, allow some of the ink to spill over the cardstock.
Archival ink was used around the edges to further distress the background.
I used a green Pitt Artist Pen directly on my stamps then stamped it onto my background paper. These pens are temporary blendable ink on a prepped surface as seen on the hexagons. However, when used on a non-prepped surface they offer a permanent ink solution.
Pick a brown watercolor shimmer mist (I used Gossamer Gold by Lindy's Stamp Gang), and spray onto a non-porous surface. I used recycled packaging for my pallet.
The grungy effects give this background and instant masculine feel. All I have to do now is build out my layers. In addition to Marion's ephemera, I've also included a chipboard #2, sentiment, twine, and puzzle pieces.
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