by Julie Kirk
Dina's style uses lots of spray inking and stencilling and I decided to create a similar feel for my project today, using my Banana Frog stamps. And here's the outcome of my experiments:
To create my own unique backing paper I began with an old sheet of white and silver foiled 12x12 and spray-inked on to it, through various cheap alphabet stencils from a stationary shop:
Once that had dried I took the Teen [Tiny] alphabet set and inked up the WHOLE SET of alphas without removing the individual stamps from the backing sheet:
This recreated and added to the effect of a stencilled backing:
Sometimes I stamped upside down too:
So, inspired by Dina Wakley's techniques and Banana Frog stamps I made the perfect backing paper to suit the photo in my layout - a photo showing the fabulous curry we ate while seated around a graffitied metal picnic table at our local Asian festival in the park this summer!
If you'd like to see the rest of my Dina-flavoured works drop by and see them on my blog.
And don't forget to check out the bargains in the Banana Frog sale where many sets have reduced by between 20% and 70%!
I'll be back next month with another project of the day but, until then, you know where to find me.