I am so excited about today's technique...it is so much fun and the outcome is always a surprise. No matter how many times I work with this technique I am never disappointed...the results look like you spent hours to achieve "the look" but in reality it takes only minutes!
Acrylic Paint (2 colors + white)
Paper (pattern paper or ephemera)
Collage Image (if desired)
1. Glue your pattern paper or ephemera to a medium to heavy weight piece of chipboard. Make sure there are no air bubbles and the paper is glued completely to the chipboard. We want to keep the buckling to a minimum on this technique.
2. Gather your paints...I am using 2 different colors of blue plus white. You will also need a gift card or something similar to do your scraping with.
3. Squeeze a small bit of your darkest color of paint along one edge of your gift card as shown.
Starting at the top of your paper pull the gift card along the entire length scraping the paint onto the paper as you go. You will want to do this in one fluid motion.
4. Repeat using the lighter color of paint...
5. And finally scrape on a bit of white paint...
6. Now so you know where you'll be working, trace your Gothic Arch template onto the desired portion of your painted chipboard.
7. Determine placement of your main image(s) and trace around them with a pencil.
8. To add interest to the background we're going to stamp a basic shape along one side of your arch using a foam stamp and acrylic paint.
9. Next I wanted to add a bit of contrast so I stamped this great "alphabet soup" (Just For Fun Rubber Stamps) with a bit of Distress Ink.
10. You may be thinking that your images are going to get lost in all this paint and ink...no worries ~ got that covered. We're going to add "halos" to our images. Remember those outlines we made for placement...here's where they come into play.
You're going to use a stencil brush to dry brush (use just a tiny bit of paint on your brush) on a bit of white paint over and around those pencil marks. I swirled the paint onto the paper for the woman image....
and I made flicks along the edges of the bird... To show you just a couple ways to add highlights to your image.
11. It's time to glue your images and sentiment down and add whatever embellishments you would like.
Here is how my Paint Scraped Arch turned out!
Pretty amazing isn't it?
I just LOVE this technique and you'd be surprised at how changing the color of paint will effect the looks of it. I hope you give this a try and play with it a bit. I'm sure you'll have so much fun you won't be able to stop at just one ;)
Tomorrow we'll need the magazine photos and packing tape so if you haven't gathered them already now's the time!