So I am over on the Paper Crafts Connection blog today, showing how to make art-inspired papers with Distress Stains and watercolor paper.
But I wanted to use my blog today to share a bit a twist on that technique. Instead of using Stains and watercolor paper to make my own artsy papers, I’ve found paints and plain papers work just as well.
Check these out:
Oh la la. 🙂
To make your own set of papers like these bad boys, all you need is plain old cardstock, a couple colors of paint, a paint brush and a couple clear stamping blocks.
Lather a good layer of paint onto a clear block.
When I say lather on a good layer, I mean lather on a really, really good layer.
Press the block onto a plain piece of cardstock.
Press really hard. Move the block around if you have to.
Remove the block and do this again and again with different colors and stamping blocks.
When you are all finished, let the paint dry. I let mine sit a couple hours. Then, go card crazy. 😉
Here’s a couple cards I worked up with my painted papers.
The circle is from one of my painted papers.
And meet #2.
I cut the butterflies from one of my papers.
The white splotches are mist that I just let drip onto the card. Splotches are so big in scrapbooking right now, I thought I’d give it a go for this card.
That’s all for now. Be back again later.
Thanks for stopping by!
15 thoughts on “Paper Crafts DIY Art Post (pt. 2)”
How fun Terri! Love using unusual stuff in my stamping studio! TFS!
This is a great technique- painting even I could do! I will be using it!
Really cool technique. Thanks for the inspiration!
so artistic! i love on the papercrafts site how you have the loose watercolored background and the structured text together – really pretty!
LOVED this post and the one over on Paper Crafts!!! BEAUTIFUL cards–love this technique! You always think of EVERYTHING!!!
Ack… how cool! Need to try this. Love the simplicity of your card, Teri!
Love this bonus project too! So artistic!
Oh my gosh – I totally LOVE this look! Loved the butterfly on the PaperCrafts page, and the circle with the corrugated butterfly stole my heart here! Great idea – thanks for sharing!
You are so creative & clever. When I saw your artsy papers just now I was sad that I can’t get all the supplies where I live overseas. But you tried an alternate – – paint. That I have. Brilliant! Thank you.
So so cool!!!
I so related to your “non-artsy” identification Teri. Love these ideas using sprays, inks and paint — so effective! Thanks for sharing.
Thinking I might get my crafty self together and try this one. I love this artsy technique 🙂
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So I gotta know. Did you use your Gelatos to create this fab card?