Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let's Paint it Up... Again!

Last time, I had a ton of fun using up some old house paint and playing with my Sizzix. In fact, I couldn't stop with just one project. So, let's do that again!

Painting it on:
Waiting for it to dry. (Are you wondering why hot pink and mustard yellow are part of my old house paint collection? - LOL!)
All cut up:
After a pass through the Sizzix... So pretty!
Some distressing...
And now let's tone it down a bit with Gesso...
And lookey there! I think these will make some nice embellishments for my page! YAY!
After layering some washi and twine, they are stitched on:
Perfect little spots for my title!
And, with some finishing touches like mist, stars, pen work and such.... it is finito!
Love the texture!
Seems easy? It totally was! Just paint, emboss and play. Easy Peasy!!!

Promise :)

In fact, I think you should try it and link up over here...





35 comments:

  1. Love how you made those strips for your title! :)

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  2. Pish! Your work is so much better than what is on Simon....Now go to bed you night owl, lol

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  3. OOOOOO I love this. I'll be trying this out. Hmmm...i don't have any embossing things for the sissix. I'll have to work on that. Thanks for tutorial.

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  4. How awesome is that?!?! Love it!!! Very neat way to use old paint...

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  5. very great! it looks awesome! can't wait to try it out!

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  6. I am amazed at how cool those painted and embossed pieces turned out and LOVING the colors.

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  7. Those strips look fabulous! Love the layout too.

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  8. I need to get my hands of some gesso to tone down my paint effects - I love it!

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  9. Love the transformation that the embossing and gesso give to the painted pieces. Great layout!

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  10. I must try that! Gorgeous! xxx

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  11. that is just neat, but I so want to see the rooms that you used that paint on, LOL.

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  12. You are the most creative person I've ever seen, love this layout!!

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  13. Lovely way to incorporate the embossing!

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  14. Very cool!!! love all the techniques you show!!!!

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  15. Great technique! Now that is the best reason I have seen to go back to Lowe's and pick up those room samples that I saw the other night. Just $2 for a jar in some nice summer colors.

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  16. Yes, well, you do make it look easy, but I've got a sneaky suspicion it still takes practice!! Gorgeous as ever, spontaneous, dimensional - who could ask for anything more!?
    Alison x

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  17. You do make it look easy, and beautiful! Wonder if I have the patience to wait for the paint to dry........

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  18. I think I need a sizzix now! Love the texture...awesome!

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  19. I like how your mind works: house paints, embossing, gesso....put it all together = beautiful!!

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  20. This is awesome! Love the texture you created!

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  21. Awesome layout. I love the washi tape in the background. This looks like a fun technique. I will have to try the painting before embossing method! :)

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  22. So gorgeous and artistic. You always put so much detail into your pages. LOVE IT~!

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  23. I am feeling like I need a sizzix now. LOL! Gorgeous as always and love this embossing/distressing technique.

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  24. I never thought of using housepaints! But they are really just acrylic paints, so what a great idea!

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  25. What a great technique. I don't do scrapbbooking, but I do a lot of collage, ATCs, art journaling and card making. I'm sure I can use this sometime. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

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  26. LOVE this idea! And NOPE I don';t wonder why you have bright yellow and pink in your color palette- those are some of my favorite colors too! I LOVE this idea and will have to try it- the resulting strips of paper look like high end wall paper! Really fantastic!

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  27. Love! I have this same yellow color (in an unopened gallon of Behr just screaming for me to use it on a project like this!).
    BTW, how do you adhere the twine to your page (besides the staples)? I love the curls!

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    1. Thank you! I use a teeny tiny dot of Tombo Mono liquid adhesive. Hope this helps!

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  28. What a COOL technique!!! Now I wish I had my Cuttlebug still. Guess I'll have to save for a new embossing machine. ;) And I admire how you are able to let the ends of your thread fly free. I try to do that and then get into a panic. They must be trimmed and pulled back through neatly!!! Ha!

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  29. Love it and gorgeous photo and a super technique

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  30. Okay, so we have that pink in the girls bathroom and a similar mustard color in our downstairs living room, so I didn't think your colors were strange at all! Ha! You make your layout process seem so easy! Love it!

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  31. I totally want to lift this! such a cute page!!

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