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Christine Meyer

Background Technique with the E-Z Runner Grand

Few things are more enjoyable or satisfying in the scrapbook layout process than creating your own background.  Especially when you get to use your adhesive in unexpected ways!  Join me today as I walk you thru how to create a background using the E-Z Runner Grand with the E-Z Runner Repositionable Dots Refill. First up let’s take a look at the layout!

Background Technique with the E-Z Runner Grand by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lightly embellished and not a lot of patterned paper are not things that you typically see on layouts that I create.  I tend to go big on both of those – but in this case, I think the background needs to take center stage!  Let’s take a look up close

Background Close-up

Background Technique with the E-Z Runner Grand by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To make this background I used the E-Z Runner Grand Repositionable Dots and rolled it all over the inside of my heart.  I then wiped Distress Oxides all over the top of it.  After drying the ink, I took a wash cloth and wiped off all of the adhesive.  That’s right, wiped off ALL the adhesive! In this case, the adhesive acted as a mask keeping the ink from going everywhere.  To help all of this make a little more sense watch the video below.

Layout Process Video

The Other Adhesives

Now that you’ve seen how I used the adhesive to create a background, what else did I use?  The E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Strips Dispenser did most of the heavy lifting.  But the 3D Foam Squares White Regular also played a pretty big part adding dimension to several elements of the layout, including the banner shown below.

Background Technique with the E-Z Runner Grand by Christine Meyer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks so much for joining us today – I hope you feel inspired to try something new on your background for your next project!
Christine M

Creative Time: 40 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Products used:
3D Foam Squares White Regular
E-Z Runner Grand® Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner Repositionable Dots Refill

Other Supplies:
Flavors of the Month Kit from The ScrapRoom, Distress Oxide Inks, Marvy Black Pen

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