Sunday, July 13, 2014

DTM Challenge - Using Acrylic Paints on Layouts ...Her Happy Place

Hello Everyone

Today's layout is a challenge from Tiffany O'Grady (a fellow Design Team member at Scrap Your Scraps).  Her challenge was to use acrylic paints on a layout.  I have a nice collection of acrylic paints that I purchased a while ago with the intent on coming home from the craft store and using them.... as a lot of you I'm sure can relate ... that didn't happen.  I put them on my shelf above my desk like a photo frame.  Then with Tiffany's challenge I knew it was time they (ok a couple of them) came off my shelf and onto my 12x12 stark white card stock.
I had seen a technique that Corrie Jones had used a while back.  I used a little lit of Gesso on my plain card stock as a base.  I then took some acrylic paint and put some on three areas of a piece of wax paper.  I added Gesso to two of the three globs to get a light, medium and dark shades of my acrylic paint.  Using an old gift card I dabbed it in the paint mixture and tapped them on my card stock as shown below.

Once I was happy with it I left it to dry and moved on to my second paint technique which I saw Tim Holtz do on a demo for his distress paints and stencils.  I used a scrap piece of white card stock with a template and white paint.  I dabbed the paint with a piece of foam over the template onto the scrap piece of white card stock.  I let the paint dry and then with a foam applicator and distress ink went over the painted on image.  Once I did that I took a damp cloth and wiped over the white resisted image from the paint to make it pop a little better.

 I completed my layout with 6x6 scraps of paper and little stamping and a few drops of shine mist.

thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SCRAPPIN'!

Mandy Reedyk
Creative Team Member of SCRAP YOUR SCRAPS 


  1. Thanks for the tutorial. Very easy to follow. The layout is great.