Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June Creative Challenge....Paint!

It's time for another group post from the MFT design team and show you what you can do with paint.

Mixed media is all the rage in paper crafting these days.  I really love the different effects you can create with paint.  Really, don't be intimidated by it....you can use it just like an ink pad. Lots of different ways to incorportae paint into your projects....watercolor paints, Luminare paints, and even acrylic paints.

Lately, this have been my prefence..... and all you need is some white acrylic paint and a paint brush (or foam brush)  to get started.  If you want to customize it....add a few drops of a re-inker to it.

For today's project I used:
some news print designer paper
white aryclic paint
paint brush

I used a couple quick techniques to create some fun background. Here's a quick photo tutorial on how I did it.
 Step 1.
Use any piece of plastic to add a dollop of white acrylic paint. Here I had a baggie within easy reach. I just toss it when I'm done.

Use quick strokes with paint brush to add a pretty whitewashed background to your card base. Also paint over the news print paper, until covered.

I love how doing this tones down your paper, allowing you to add more layers of other colors and/or stamps.

Tip:You can use a heat gun to speed up the drying process...I always do. No patience for watching paint dry.

Spritz some glimmer mist to your left over paint, mix until desired tone.

Using your tinted paint, apply directly to your background stamp with the paint brush. Stamp on top of the painted news print paper.

Repeat with the butterfly stamp and then stamp onto orange card stock, cut out after it has dry.

To dress up and finsih my card you'll see the new First Place Award Ribbon die-namic (for the sentiment). I added the small scallop border with the Scallop Ribbon die-namic (just cut it in half and attached it to the fishtail banner piece).  The sentiment is the only image I acutally used a stamp pad for. You can find that one in the Inspired by Spring set.

One of the best part about working with paint in this way on your cards is there is no wrong way to do it.  Just apply it and have fun!  Kim's Blog has the Paint Challenge Bloggers.

There is also a great thread started on SCS, so you can easily find some great projects with Paint from the DT in the future. You can find that HERE for easy reference.



  1. What a neat, bold card! The paint on paint background looks great! :)

  2. So pretty Lisa and the card has so much texture!!!

  3. I love the background technique! I'm totally going to try that!!

  4. This is SO cool Lisa! LOVE the finished product and I LOVE how you gave us the step by step pics!!

  5. LOOOOVE this! LOVE the texture and the colors--you ROCK! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  6. Wow, lots of ways to use that paint, thanks for the tips!


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