To create this graffiti style background, spread DecoArt Modeling Paste over the ATC using a palette knife. Ensure there is slightly more paste to the centre and a rough texture across the whole of the ATC. Heat the paste with a heat gun until it forms a skin to the surface.
Select your stamp and wet the surface, lay the stamp over the ATC and gently press the stamp in to the paste. Remove slowly to leave a crisp impression in the paste.
Once the paste is completely dry, paint the ATC in a base layer of white gesso. Build washes of Payne's Grey, allowing the washes to pool in the impression left by the stamp. Once you have built the desired level of base colour, dry brush the ATC in white gesso to further pick out the textures.
Block in the petals and leaves of the stamp in white gesso, and paint in bright colours to give the flowers contrast to the background.
Add crystals to the centre of the flowers, and pearls to further embellish.
To finish, in type writter font, add the sentiment "bloom" on torn paper.
A big thank you to the team at Rubber Dance for the Fave Flower stamp I was lucky enough to try out!
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