Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pull out your paints!

For my SP and Company stamps post this week I pulled out my paints!

I made my own spray with just paint and water.
I like it really paint-y and opaque so I used about equal parts paint and water, maybe a little more paint. If you look at the bottle below the dark on the bottom of the bottle is paint and the lighter top portion is the water. I found that the Mini Mister bottle gave it more of a flicked or splotchy look versus the finer spray of the travel bottle, but they were both really good.
Just shake this up and you're ready to go.
I sprayed my pink paper (all my paper is from Authentique's Splendid line) with the lime paint. Then after it was dry, I used chocolate brown paint to stamp the flower image from Poppy Field Summer. I just put the brown paint on a flat surface and press the stamp into it. I like to stamp off on scrap paper first and then touch up spots with my finger before stamping on my project. This helps to avoid a really messy and splotchy look. You know, versus this only somewhat splotchy look I have!
The gloss finish of the green paint gave it a really fun look on the card.
Next, I used Fashionista Alphabet to stamp my sentiment onto raspberry cardstock.
I then cut banners from it and more Splendid paper (the plaid and green herringbone).

Do you recognize the layout of this card? It's from the card I posted on Friday. I just loved it so much that I had to re-create it again!

The color inspiration for this card is from Authentique's current color challenge which is to use Pink Lemonade, raspberry, Kiwi, and Chocolate.

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge which is to Paint it Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Supply list:
Authentique Splendid 6x6 paper pad
SP&Company stamps
Colorbok cardstock
Apple Barrel Gloss acrylic paint in Sublime Lime
Anita's acrylic paint in Earth Brown
SU Basic Black ink


6 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, beautiful layout and colours. Love the paint splatters, very striking in the background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Crafting Marfa said...

How do you keep the bottles from clogging! I tried this same technique several months ago, but the bottles always clogged.

Julie Koets said...

Love the splatters! I'm going to try making my own paint misters.

Sara Elizabeth said...

I absolutely love this card! What a great way to show off the colors from the challenge. I want this!

Emily Meyers said...

Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the hop, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to have you check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
xo

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Karen Goulet said...

This is so creative and original! I really love how you used the paints to add the colours you needed. Karen :)