Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge, week 6 Techniques

 For the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week, we are supposed to showcase a technique, any technique we would like to show.  To see all the projects, see the challenge here
I decided to show stamping on paint.  I really enjoy this technique and it's easy to do, as long as one is patient.  Here is my project:

I made this card for a friend of mine who is having a really hard time right now.  I am hoping this will brighten her day. 
For this technique, mix a small amount of Create-A-Shade paint with any reinker of choice.  I chose sorbet and juniper.   Paint the tinted paint onto cardstock and let dry completely.  This will take a few hours.  Once dry, stamp image of choice onto the painted cardstock.  I chose the flower from the stamp set Aspiration (C1340) and the stem and leaves from an old set From Me To You (D1247).  I stamped them with regular black ink.  Stayz-On ink can also be used for faster results.  The regular ink takes a very long time to set.  I stamped the flowers and cut them out.  I stamped the stem and leaves on the background, and then some extra leaves that I cut out. 

I love the shimmer that the paint gives to the paper.  The ribbon is actually a very pretty colonial white ribbon, but it looks really dark in the pictures. 

The center flower and the leaves are raised.  I also filled in the dots on the center flower with a black marker and then highlighted with liquid glass. 
Thanks for looking!


  1. What a true labor of love. Your friend is sure to love this beautiful piece of art.

  2. Very pretty! I love the shimmer and the dimension you added. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  3. This is so pretty. Love how the colors in the paint make your flowers pop out.

  4. This is a great technique and the color just looks amazing! Way to go!

  5. This card must be amazing in person! I love using Create-a-Shade paint and have used it on DE chipboard pieces...not to cover cardstock and then stamp - will have to give that a try!