I am sharing this tutorial over on the ScrapMuch? blog today! Lately I have been playing with crafts paints on my layouts. Today I thought I would share a few ways to add paint to your pages.
You probably have some acrylic craft paints in your cupboard, I like to work with neutrals, so today I will be using white. I tend to keep my scrappy supply packages to use as disposable paint palettes, and I like to work with foam brushes, that way if I forget to wash them out right away I can toss them, plus they give a nice effect and coverage.
You can use any mask you like, I happen to cup this one with my Silhouette as I liked the pattern. (FYI - I have used this mask over a half dozen times and it ti still going strong.)
I used washi tape to hold the mask in place on my base paper.
Then I added the paint with a pouncing motion using the foam brush, in a few strategic areas, being careful not to be too 'square" with it.
Then I moved the mask to the upper corner and repeated the process.
Once the paint was dry i added a few flicks on mist. (The paint dries quite quickly.)
Next I cut several other elements that I wanted to add to my page.
Using the same paint brush, I added paint around the edges to each piece. Do not worry about perfection, this is for FUN!
Then I laid the pieces out to dry, it only takes a few minutes. I like to save my discarded Silhouette mat covers for this, as the painted elements to do stick to the mat as they would to paper.