I don't do inchies..
.....they are tiny little critters and drive me up a wall. They are way too small for my big ideas.
Every now and then you can squeeze an ATC out of me but never an inchie! So I passed on week two.
Two weeks in and I am already a drop out. not good at all.
Now here we are at week three and they...the Jingle Belles....throw curve ball. It seems another blogger has started a challenge blog called... UPC - use,practice,create. The Jingle Belles decided to base this weeks challenge on UPC's challenge and we were to create a card using acrylic paints.
I use acrylic paint on canvas, in journals, in collages and on larger paper projects. But I don't think I have ever used acrylic paint on a greeting card. Okay I can do this.
One of my favorite paint techniques envolves the use of a paper towel in which paint is removed .....well here are the steps:
you'll need a paper towel with a deep "quilted" design
paint an even layer of paint on your surface...I am using snowflake paper
Lay the paper towel down on the wet paint and evenly pat it down
now working quickly , peel the paper towel off the paint
This is using white paint...see the texture?
Here I painted a white layer of paint and allowed it to dry.
Then added a layer of green, then the paper towel.
See how the dots are left behind? I LOVE that !
This is the reverse...green then white. Same two colors with different results.
Since I had all this paper and more white paint on my brush, I painted a very thin layer of white on the patterened paper. I love how the pattern shows through the paint.
Once I had all this, I cut into 2 inch squares and pieced them together. I added a sticker and ribbon to make the card
Then while I was on a roll I decided to tackle last week's challenge again and made an inchie inspired card
You can read all about this weeks challenge here... Jingle Belles # 3 and if you're ready to use all those supplies in your studio check out Tyygereye's challenge here... UPC Use - Practice - Create.