I saw this background technique in a Papercraft Essentials Magazine (Issue 141). I am including my own attempt at a tutorial for this at the bottom of this blog entry.
In order to color this tulip with Copics, I used the flicking technique. It seems so much easier for me than the blending. In the end I guess there is a certain amount of blending that occurs with this method, but it isn't quite as smooth.
A Short Borgello Background Tutorial
|Inside of Card|
Patterned Paper: Gina K - Parisian Garden
Card Stock: Gina K - Wild Wisteria
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Quik Kutz - Nesting Dolly Ovals
Stamps: Gina K - Elegant Flowers 2
Fabulous Flowers (inside of card & envelope)
Copics: V000, 0, 01, 04, 05, 06. YG 91, 93, 95.
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3. Glue the strips tightly adjacent to each other on a very thin card stock. It is important to use thin card stock, because at this point you are cutting through 2 layers on your trimmer. After step #5 you will be trimming 3 layers. Hint: Make sure you thoroughly apply the glue to each strip. Every corner; every bit has to be adhered to the card stock.
5. Glue the strips tightly adjacent to each other once again on a very thin card stock. This time stagger the strips. For this card I glued the stips at 1/4 inch intervals. Hint: Same note of caution: make sure you thoroughly apply the glue to each strip. Every corner; every bit has to be adhered to the card stock.
6. Now you are ready to use this background as you please. You may choose to trim it to use for a mat. You may also use it in your die cut machine to cut any shape you wish. This is when it is most important to have everything glued down to the very edges.