Background Creations

As you’ve seen in other posts, this is my art side coming out. Veterinary Dentistry is the arts and crafts of veterinary medicine.

This post is part of a series started many months ago in regards to card creations we are using in the office (and showcasing my creative outlet).

The 11th class, Beyond Basic Backgrounds, shows background creation in many ways. The bleaching with water technique was the inspiration for my card.

I learned to wet both sides of the page when watercoloring a whole background which I used on the previous old book page in the prior post.

I did water bleaching with distress oxide inks as they react with water to create a white effect instead of lifting color as distress inks do. Distress oxide ink was blended onto a background and the twigs were repeatedly stamped to react and ‘bleach’ to create the white effect with water.

A lacy brown ribbon and gold thread accent was added. The forever was layered with a punch. The brown was cut twice and split in each direction to layer the brown border to the ‘tag.’

If you are the recipient of one of these cards from my office, I hope it brightens your day!

Dr. Jen