Debbie | 12 x 12 Layout

Hi friends! Debbie with you today sharing a fun background building technique to add shimmer to any project.  I used  the Rebecca Baer Moroccan Tile and Vine Stencil - Large to create this background.

The first step is to position the stencil on your patterned paper. I wanted to use the flourish and the vine on the side of the stencil.

The next step is to mix your acrylic paint with Iridescent Medium.  The paint I chose is a metallic in platinum and the medium also has some shimmer to it. Once you have this mixed, apply it to the stencil and patterned paper by spreading it evenly with a palette knife.

I like to dry mine with a heat gun because it gives it a bubbly effect which adds more texture.  Once it's dry add some sprays and splatters to your background.

Time to put your layout together, I chose to add some chipboard pieces that I embossed in platinum embossing powder. In these photos you can see the texture from the stenciling. Add some flowers for a final touch.

I hope you give this technique a try, it's fun and gives any project a rich shimmery effect.
Be sure and check out all of Rebecca Baer's stencils, they are romantic and will give any layout a beautiful background.

Thanks for stopping by Rebecca's Blog today!
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