Thursday, January 24, 2008

a little paint

Happy Thursday. It's been a few days since I've posted anything, or even stamped anything, for that matter. Today's ways to use it challenge on Splitcoast was to use acrylic paint on your card. This is something I'd never tried before, but it sounded like fun. I have quite a few bottles of acrylic paint from other crafting projects, so I grabbed a white to play with today. I had a piece of wild wasabi card stock on my table, so I decided to use that. I squirted a bit of paint on an old CD and then used a sponge brush to swipe it onto the card stock. I let that dry for a few minutes. Then I stamped the morning glory right over the paint with black stazon ink. To color it, I used SU markers. I started by coloring the flowers with apricot appeal and the leaves with certainly celery. Then I added some regal rose along the outer edges of the petals, working just a small area at a time, and spread and blended the color with a blender pen. For the leaves, I used the blender pen to pick up some color from the wild wasabi ink pad and blended that in. How simple is that? I then used my ticket corner punch on all 4 corners, and backed this piece with black. I added a bit of ribbon and some fun baubles, which I picked up in the candle department at Michael's yesterday. Then I put that all on a regal rose base and I was done. Actually a very quick and easy card.

stamps: morning soft (SU)
ink: jet black stazon, apricot appeal, regal rose, certainly celery, wild wasabi
paper: regal rose, basic black, wild wasabi
other: white acrylic paint, sponge brush, ticket corner punch, horizontal slot punch, blender pen, ribbon (Michael's), baubles (Michael's)

Thanks for stopping by.


dd2njoy said...

Oh wow,that turned out really nice!
It's gorgeous!!

Jeanna said...

This turned out so cool! I NEVER would have thought to use the paint like this.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this one -- sounds like fun -- but I didn't have time -- this is great!!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

This came out so fabulous! I really love how you worked this image with the paint. Just gorgeous

Diane said...

This is a fabulous card. I love the technique -- I'll have to get some acrylic paint now to try it! TFS!

Rosella said...

Stunning! What a great way to use paint in your project!