The challenge this time around is to use paint
... in Leandra's words -
"It doesn't matter what paint you use,
just have some fun and try some ideas out!!"
Being completely devoid of any ideas of my own (!!)
I remembered recently watching some of Leandra's
YouTube videos about painting backgrounds and took
inspiration from this one in particular entitled
These are the paints I used
I did also use a few others (of different brands)
although they were mainly dried up so didn't really work.
Here's the background I ended up with.
It's not as pretty as the one in the video, but I'm
pleased with it as a first attempt - and it's only
done on copy paper, so not bad really (for me!).
I covered two old coasters with some of it.
Stamped out a few images from the new set of
by Clare Lloyd (ECL04 PaperArtsy).
I was ambitious at first and stamped a couple on
Aida fabric but didn't like how I coloured them (with paint),
so eventually settled for an image stamped on
card and coloured with watercolour pencils.
I stuck the chosen one onto one of the coasters
and that become the front cover of a post-it-note holder.
There's even some of the background left over
for another project!
There are loads of wonderful examples
and another video all about this challenge
on the PaperArtsy Blog.
Thanks for looking :)