Here is my entry for this week's Saturday's Workout challenge. To create a background using paint & petroleum jelly (vaseline). I made this 4 inch canvas. It is actually a piece of canvas board and is a cover for a Bind it All book. They come in packs of two for you to use with your BIA. I haven't made the holes as I wanted the image to go to the very edge before I did. I plan to make a mini travel book so this stamp of Sacre Coeur was perfect for the front. I had bought the stamps in April & began an envelope book, but when my printer refused to recognise the ink cartridge I had to put it to one side as I needed some photos of France printing. My sister took a few pics of some stunning buildings while on holiday last year. Now the ink is back I can get it completed!
I first painted the background with Peach Bellini acrylic paint by Ranger. Once dry, applied the vaseline in random areas & then painted Anitas Lemon Yellow acrylic paint over the top. Once that was dry I removed the vaseline areas of paint to allow the background colour to show through. Once my images were stamped I coloured bits in with cotton wool balls & Adirondack dye ink pads. Adding a touch of blue to the sky area. I used my favourtie Stampers Anonymous Artful Mosaic stamp & several travel words from various sets. (its good to be using those words as I have owned the sets for nearly 6 years!!)
You may need to click on the picture to get a clearer view.
I noticed that in my Design Team page below. I have used fabric rip strips in place of patterned papers & you can't really see that unless the photo is larger!