I thought it was about time I made use of those cute pots of acrylic paints and the lovely lawn Fawn stamps that came in my Quirky Kit box. I'm no artist, so haven't much of a clue what I'm doing, but you know, it's fun to step out of the comfort zone sometimes and I did enjoy plying with these paints.
I think that maybe the best thing is to keep it simple - well it is for me, anyway! So I used the foam brush and 3 of the paints to just paint simple stripes, adding a bit of water to soften the edges. I painted two pieces of card this way, one with the blue/greens and the other with the lemon/pinks
Next I had to decide what to do with them. I liked the idea of the colours showing through some sort of pattern, something like a die-cut panel - I've seen some lovely designs.....but I don't have any of them, so I needed to improvise.
I do have a Silhouette Cameo, so I looked through my cutting files for something to use and came up with this one, I altered the shape to cut a rectangular panel instead to the original square then cut it in plain white card.
Next, I use the "blank" left after cutting as a template to cut the coloured piece to the right size and shape. You can see the pieces on the right of the photo above
Just having the decorative panel on a plain white card looked a bit too dull so I took a deep breath (hoping that I wouldn't simply make a horrible mess) and using a bamboo skewer and just a little of the same paints, I flicked some spots onto the righthand side of my card blank.
Once it was absolutely dry I adhered the panel to the left of the card.
The sentiment is one of the Lawn Fawn stamp set from the kit. I stamped it on a scrap of white card, attached it to the remaining strip of the painted card and cut into a banner shape.
At this point I decided that I would like the banner to go off the edge of the card, so I trimmed about 1.5cm off the side of the card (so that it would still fit in the correct envelope), and fixed the sentiment in place so that it juts off the edge - there's a little scrap of chip board under the HELLO part of the banner so that it all lies nice and level
Kit items used:
Lawn Fawn stamps
I'll be back soon to show you a different painty project, and I've also made a card using that peachy pink piece in the photo to share later on
Thanks for looking