Just a quick update with another tutorial. I still have a couple of these prepared to share, so bit by bit I will upload them here.
Prima paintables can be so much fun and in this tutorial, I will show you one way to bring them to life on your page in a fun and colorful way!
602291 Prima Paintable
881283 Signs Of Spring Collection Paper
881290 Signs Of Spring Collection Paper
881306 Signs Of Spring Collection Paper
840952 Tropics Collection - Celery Splash
531171 Alphabet Stickers - Black
549374 Candy Gems - Cotton Candy
532680 Evelyn Collection Flowers
535063 Sultan Centers
536350 Clear Stamp
536275 Clear Stamp
543877 Roosevelt Collection Flowers
528966 Caboodles Flowers
528676 Caboodles Flowers
548131 Floret Collection - Rosie
Other Products Used:
Prima Comfort Craft Tools, Scissors, Craft Knife and Cutting Mat
Martha Stewart Deep Around the page Punch - Wildflowers
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmermist - Teal High Heel
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Circle Punches or Cutters
- Step 1 - Punch directly around the border of your Tropics Collection page according to the instructions for your punch. Ink the edges and stick down in the centre of your hot pink, Signs Of Spring paper, which has also been inked and distressed. (I carefully removed the centre from the pink paper so I could use it on the front of the LO). Once stuck down sew around the page.
- Step 2 - Add some texture to the background by randomly stamping your Prima Chickenwire stamp. Rather than placing it on a block to stamp, I inked it and then held it in my hand and only pressed down rough areas to stamp so that there were no solid straight edges.
- Step 3 - Take the spray tube out of your glimmermist and allow drops to splatter onto the page. When the large drops have fallen, flick it slightly for smaller drops.
- Step 4 - Cut some strips from your patterned paper and then cut V's into one end, Ink then distress and arrange on page as shown.
- Step 5 - Cut 1 from the orange paper, 9 inches x 4 inches, ink, distress and stick down in the centre of the page, make sure the previous pieces are secured at this stage as well and the ends fit under the orange piece. Sew around edge of orange sheet.
- Step 6 - Cut one each from blue and green Signs of Spring Paper, 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, ink and distress edges and stick down as shown. Sewing around each piece before sticking the next one.
- Step 7 - Take your Prima paintable and a few matching colors of watercolor pencils. I like to use a couple of each of the shades, for additional shading. Color in the paintable, if you want a more intense colour, be firmer with the pencils, just a hint of colour, just a rough soft stroke will do fine. Where the image shows dark shading, I usually use a darker shade of pencil over the top of that spot. Once it is fully colored in, I take a very fine paint brush, dip into water and go over the areas colored in. Wash the paint brush before going over a new colour to prevent bleeding. You will see the watercolor pencils merge together before your eyes. Heaps of fun and highly effective!! Allow the sheet to dry and if you need to apply more color you can do so, at any point, you can even dip the tip of your wet brush onto the end of the pencil for extra color while it is still wet.
- Step 8 - Carefully cut around the colored image, you will need both good sharp pointed scissors, craft knife and Mat ( I recommend the new Prima Comfort Craft Tools for this as they are all ergonomically designed and as there is a lot of cutting involved it will lessen hand fatigue)
- Step 9 - Carefully cut between your floral arrangement, so that one half can go above the photo and the other below. Tear a piece of cardboard in a circular fashion that is just bigger than your photo will be. Ink edges and stick down both cardboard and cut out paintable.
- Step 10 - Using circle cutters, cut out your photo and a circle frame (or mat) and then adhere to the page as shown. Finish off with flowers, lettering, stamped butterflies and some Candy Gems.
- Hint: For something a bit fun, try printing out your journaling and cutting it into peices and arrange on the page. This adds an artistic and whimsy touch to the page.
You can see the degree of shading you can achieve with the watercolor pencils on the paintable, the results are beautiful and it makes you feel so artistic when you can paint your own paper!!
When I am designing a page, I always cut up and try out a lot of different things that never end up on my pages. Often these bits and pieces of extra stamped butterflies, cut circles or paper lie around on my desk until I am forced to clean due to lack of visible space for creating!! Rather than just moving on to the next project, I decided to create a card from these leftovers. It is fun and can "force" your design a little according to what your leftovers are.
This time I had a couple of cut out circles that I didn't use, a paper rosette I created that I originally was trying to use under my photograph for extra texture, but I just couldn't get it large enough. Extra strips of paper, created into flags and a piece of cardboard I tore down too small!
Try challenging yourself to make a card from your leftovers next time you create!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed todays tutorial.