#techniquethursday - faux tiles

Today I'm showing you another technique that uses sponging to create a great faux tile pattern.  All you need to do is create a template, add a little sponge and ink and you'll get some great effects.

The first thing I did was use a square punch to create a template on some scrap paper to use as a mask.  I then lined up the template at an angle and sponged around the edges of the square, adding extra ink consistently in the lower half.  I then moved the template down the card and repeated the process until the entire background was filled.  I then added a few extra embellishments in different colours and it was complete.

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I love sponging.  I love the way you can vary this technique in so many ways to create so many different effects.  I love that it can be subtle or bold.  You can use it on one part of a card, or to create an entire background.  It's such an easy way to add to every project.  Do you have a technique that your particularly addicted to or is it just me?

Happy crafting.


stamps: Betsy's Blossom, Itty Bitty Banners, Hearts a Flutter
ink: Coastal Cabana, Summer Startfruit
cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
other: sponge dauber, Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon, Itty Bitty Banners framelit, Scallop Circle punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelit, dimensionals