The crusade last month for the GPP Street Team was to create a journal page background using a credit card to apply paints.
I used Eco Green Crafts acrylic paints (Black, Pure Silver, White & Rose).
This month's crusade "Back to Back" is to create two copies of the background & work with them in different ways.
To do this, I scanned the painted background & printed two copies on to watercolour paper.
To create the first, I went back to the previous month's challenge, Text.
To create an overlay, I scanned the original page & edited the image from a jpg to a png image (erasing the whites & grey from the background). I also reversed the image.
I took a piece of white A4 card & created a sticky border using a glue stick. I carefully adhered a piece of white tissue paper to the card, ensuring there were no wrinkles & that all the edges were stuck to the card.
Once dried, I printed out the png image on to the tissue paper & removed the white card backing.
I coated the printed page with matte multi-medium & placed the tissue paper, printed side down, on to the wet surface. I added a coat of matte multi-medium over the tissue paper. Once dried, I trimmed the edges. I outlined the THINK word in Sakura clear glitter Gelly Roll pen.
To create the second page, I stamped a butterfly image (also by Eco Green Crafts, from the Garden Chic set) using Archival Ink (Jet Black). I added colour to the butterflies by using a water brush & watercolour pencils. I added some printed text left over from the text background crusade.
I stamped the butterfly image twice more on a separate piece of white card & cut them out. I coloured one with pink watercolour pencil & coated the second with Distress Stickles (Clear Rock Candy). The butterflies were mounted using Pinflair Glue Gel to give dimension.
The pink butterfly formed the bottom layer with the monotone butterfly on top.