The title of the book is Background Magic and just as the title implies the theme of the book is to complete easy, fun backgrounds using stencils, either purchased or homemade, layering paint to produce a textured background which gives the illusion of depth but is sooooo easy to complete. If you have different stencils than I used in the book, use them, the idea is the technique, not to produce an exact replica of my background. The techniques shown in this book will produce similar results using any combination of stencils or background texture tools.
I'm giving you a sneak peak of a few projects from the book. Check back often because I will be posting a background tutorial and even a free project later on. I can't wait to hear your thoughts and I hope these photos will spark your interest in using stencils in your background and my new endeavor. Let me know what you think. I cannot wait to hear what you think.
These ornaments are part of the Jump for Joy collection and instructions for these and all of the photos I am sharing with you today are found in the book as well as 12 other projects. Mr. and Mrs. Elf are completed using a combination of paper piecing using scrapbook papers and using paint to shade and highlight. How easy is that for your shows this fall. No base-coating!!!
Santa and Mrs. Claus are painted but I used a household item to stencil the pattern onto their clothing. Read the book to discover what I used. Just a teaser! All of the Jump for Joy ornament surfaces are laser cut and available exclusively on my website.