Saturday, October 2, 2010

WCMD Paint Challenge - Unity USCWCMD13

Its World Card Making Day, and Unity's pumping it up with a whole HOST of challenges today!!

I'm playing with PAINT!!  My challenge to you is to use PAINT on your cards.

I love paint.  It is the ultimate unifier.  One of my favorite techniques is whitewashing - sometimes I have papers that I want to use together, but the print is too strong to hold an image - or it is otherwise too distracting for what I want to do.  That's when I pull out my paint.  I have a bottle of white paint with a paint dauber cap on it on my desk at all times.

It is very easy to do.  Just apply paint directly over your paper in layers.  A single layer will tone down your print.  Here, I wanted to texturize it a bit - and so I applied multiple layers to make it a bit thicker, then I put a stamp into it while it was still wet, to define those textures (see the faint lines in the paint?).  When it was fully dried, I simply stamped my image over it - I'm using memento ink.

Out of the nestability, it looked like this:

That was a bit too opaque for the look I wanted.  Now, I'm barely seeing the lines or colors of the print.  And so, I took some sandpaper, and then sanded it down in areas, to reveal the stripes.  Inked the edges, and then finished the card.  (images are from the September Kit of the Month

Now its your turn!  Let me see what you do with paint on a card.  Be sure to mosey on back to the Unity forum and the splitcoast gallery to share your results.  Have a great time!  and I can't wait to see...  Be sure to use USCWCMD13 as your code.  Thanks for stopping by.

 (I design for unity stamp co)


Angie Blom said...

OH WOW.. this is just fantastic Wendy!!

Lisa said...


StampinCathy said...

This is one amazing and inspiring card. Great challenge and Happy WCMD!

Jennine Chambers said...

LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to give this a try!

lynn said...

just darling!

Pamela said...

Absolutely LOVE this!!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Awesome! I am going to have to try this.

Noelle Reese said...

I love your card Wendy! Thanks for the great challenge. Mine didn't turn out so great LOL