This is one of my riffs on creating the illusion of dimension and depth on a single layer card. The one above was a happy accident and was quite different from class instructions. (Sometimes things can go wrong in a good way!)
1. I masked the center rectangle and used to Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Fresh Lemonade and Peacock Feathers) Next, I rummaged through my stash and found a stamp of unknown origin. It didn’t stamp as clearly as I wanted, but I wanted to move on to the next step and didn’t bother to re-stamp it. As it happens the washed out effect seems to provide even more depth.
2. I removed the mask and then colorized the frame area with Peacock Feathers. I used larger-scale floral image (also unknown origin) to stamp the corners. Because the scale of this is so much larger it gives the illusion of a distinct fore and back ground. I colored the flowers with Distress Markers.
It’s not perfectly implemented, but conceptually, it works. My perfectionist streak balks at this, but this was a learning example. Perfection can occur when I am not already more than a week behind in class!
Now for my next illusion:
For this one, I once again played with a small scale background and then added a larger image over the top. In this case, the background is an old Hero Arts Asian text image with the Crafters Workshop Mini Bamboo Stencil. I inked the text in Studio Calico Doc Brown ink and then applied various distress inks to the stencil image. I had some beautiful origami papers that were begging to be used and these became the small flags in the upper right corner. I used some alpha stamps in white for the text.
Rules are made to be broken…the final piece is more than one layer!