Never a Dull Moment

I caught a neat tip from Karen who picked it up from someone else about Katie Kendrick's technique of making backgrounds at Create Mixed Media Website. I watched the video several times and then tried it. You have to have this and a few things that have texture. I didn't seem to have much with texture around except punchinella. I tried a few stencils. You put your magazine page on top of these things and rub with Never Dull. You use rubbing etoh after you rubbed to get a bit more paint off. Then you can adhere your pages down and use clear gesso which will create another service in which paint and inks to adhere to. Kind of neat. Makes your studio smell like an auto garage. I even tried my Christmas trivet because it had texture and wasn't too thrilled with that result. But my trivet got cleaned. Blogger is acting crazy tonight.. Uploading is taking forever. I am going to switch over to Google Chrome and finish this up. So, I also tried this with stencils. The pics I just showed you were from today. This is what I came up with last night. I wasn't sure what kinds of inks she was using. So, I just tried a little bit of spray inks. Overall it does seem like this technique can produce some interesting background pages. And finally here is today's ICAD. I was playing around with water color and saw a landscape in it. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by.


  1. Very interesting technique. I like yours much better than Katie’s (sorry Katie! lol)

  2. I'm loving this technique. It's very habit forming! maybe it's the fumes from the nevr-dull.