Freezer paper is great for using with rubber stamping! You can buy it from quilting shops in the UK or from supermarkets in the USA. It has a shiny slick surface on one side and that is the side I you use to create backgrounds with:)

Theres a new paint on the market called Luna Lights paints which is used with a special Luna Paper to create wonderful multicolored backgrounds. I was looking at them online and really liked the effects they had, but since I don’t own any Luna Lights paints I decided to have a go at making my own alternatives with the paints I did have. The freezer paper is supposed to be just like the Luna Lights paper so I decided to have a go with that:)

General Instructions for Freezer Paper
Although I used different types of paints to create all of my backgrounds on the freezer paper, the way in which I used them was much the same:

1. Apply several drops of paint or ink on the shiny surface of the freezer paper, use as many or as little colours as you wish. My favourite colour combos are purple, blue, pink and green. Apply as much paint as you wish, I experimented with using less and more paint for different effects.

2. Once you applied the paint to the freezer paper, place another sheet of freezer paper on top of the paints, shiny side down.

3. Using your fingers or a brayer, rub along the surface of the paper so that the paint moves across the entire surface. You will see the paint moving from the other side of the freezer paper.

4. Next you want to separate the 2 sheets of freezer paper, there are several ways that I do this:

A. Gently peel and separate the 2 sheets in one swooping movement for a smooth like pattern.

B. For more of a textured background effect, as you are peeling the 2 sheets of freezer paper apart use wrist movement to flap the papers, this movement creates what I think resembles a faux encaustic wax background effect.

C. Another way is to slide the 2 sheets of paper around in a circle, this moves the paint around in an interesting pattern.

Once peeled all you have to do is set your backgrounds aside for stamping on or for layering.

What Paint Can You Use With Freezer Paper?

Maybe you should ask what you CANT use:) I tried Lumiere Paints, Crayola Pearl Brites, Ordinary Metallic and Pearl Acrylic Paints and The Pearlescent Inks by Daler and Rowney. And they all worked! So its more of a case of use what ever paints you have!

Don’t Have Freezer Paper? Don’t despair..I created backgrounds using both white and black glossy card stock and they both worked rather well, I also had great success with acetate.

Acetate Backgrounds


Black Glossy Card Backgrounds


Below is a brief description of each background and the paints used:

Freezer Paper Backgrounds:

Top Left:
Freezer paper background created using blue and purple lumiere paints and pink Crayola pearl acrylic paint.

Top Middle:
Freezer paper background created using blue, green and purple pearlescent lumieres paints.

Top Right:
Freezer paper background created using blue, pink, purple and green pearl acrylic paints.

Second Row Left:
Freezer paper background created using blue, waterfall green and purple pearlescent inks by daler and rowney.

Second Row Middle:
Freezer paper background created using leaf green, pink and purple pearlescent inks by daler and rowney.

Second Row Right:
Freezer paper background created using pink, green and blue crayola pearl brites paints.

Acetate Backgrounds:

Third Row Left:
Acetate background created using various colours pearl brites paints.

Third Row Middle:
Acetate background created using various colours pearl brites paints.

Fourth Row Left:
Acetate background created using various colours daler and rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks.

Fourth Row Right:
Acetate background created using various colours daler and rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks.

Black Glossy Card Backgrounds:

Fifth Row Left:
Black glossy background created using various colours lumieres paints.

Fifth Row Middle:
Black glossy background created using various colours crayola pearl brites paints.

Fifth Row Right:
Black glossy background created using various colours lumieres paints.

Sixth Row Left:
Black glossy background created using various colours crayola pearl brites paints.

Sixth Row Middle:
Black glossy background created using various colours lumieres paints.

Sixth Row Right:
Black glossy background created using various colours crayola pearl brites paints.

Glossy Card & Acrylics Background Cards

Below are the cards I made using some of the backgrounds along with a brief description of each card:

Freezer Paper & Pearl Paints Background Cards

Top Left Card:
Background created using various colours Daler and Rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: Impression Obsession

Top Middle Card:
Background created using various colours Daler and Rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: Impression Obsession

Top Right Card:
Background created using various colours Daler and Rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: Impression Obsession

Second Row Left Card:
Background created using various colours Daler and Rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: D’anlen

Second Row Middle Card:
Background created using various colours Daler and Rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: D’anlen

Second Row Right Card:
Background created using various colours Daler and Rowney pearlescent artist acrylic inks. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: Embossing Arts.

Glossy Card & Acrylics Background Cards

Third Row Left Card:
Background created using various colours Pearl and Ordinary Acrylic Paints on White Glossy Card. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: Jim Stephans

Third Row Right Card:
Background created using various colours Pearl Brites and Ordinary Acrylic Paints on White Glossy Card. Image was embossed in black. Stamp Credit: Impression Obsession.