Saturday, November 15, 2008

Painted Papers

Supplies needed: paper... a little heavier than inkjet paper, but specific kind does not matter
paints...Golden fluid acrylics, Lumiere's (optional)
embossing powder...clear
heat gun, brushes
old comb (optional)

Use either throw away brushes or be careful to not allow paint to dry in your brushes, washing them out immediately.

Work on 2 or 3 papers at a time. Lay down a light in hue base color. Lay down stripes or squiggles of a a second darker color, leaving plenty of area uncovered. Repeat as many times, and with as many colors as you desire. Draw your comb through some of these....experimenting with the designs this makes. Before the last layer is dry, quickly sprinkle on some clear embossing powder. Shake off the excess into the trashcan. Hit the paper with your heatgun until it melts.

Be random. Consult your colorwheel for pleasing combinations. Use no more than 3 or 4 colors,
making one of these a metallic gold or silver. If you want to create papers of a darker tone, you
can use metallic bronze or copper.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


By popular demand, I will be posting some artsy Please check back!