Creating BIG…

…. YES, playing with acrylic paints and stencils to create a 30/30 background.
Cut it up in pieces in the end, and you’ve got one-of-a-kind backgrounds for 6 cards.

A tutorial today on the HOW-TO,
showing the use of 12×12 stencils.

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TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (1)

Use a 30/30 scrapbook paper in a blue color as the base.
I used a scrapbook paper from Bazzill.
Bazzill

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (2)
Brayer some white acrylic paint to the page to add interest.

    TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (3)
Use 3 different greens plus a yellow and a red acrylic paint and sponge it over this beautiful stencil :TCW536 Postcard 12×12
Don’t use too much paint.
Make the colors blend on the page.

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (4)  Using the same colors of acrylic paint, sponge over a second stencil. …
TCW541 Believe Script 12×12

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (5)
….and a third….
TCW502 Impressions 12×12

 …and a fourth…
TCW532 Cathedral of Love 12×12]

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (6)  and finally a fifth one.
TCW514 Cabbage Roses 12×12

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (7)
To knock back the colors a bit, brayer some white acrylic paint to the page. I scribbled in the paint on the brayer before applying it.

NOW: cut your page into 6 A6 backgrounds for cards.

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (8)
Add some sponging with red and blue distress ink to match the background.
Also add some white with an acrylic marker to make the sponged images pop.


  TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (9)
Stamp a saying onto the card, heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.
Adhere to a card base.

TCW tutorial acrylic paint bazzill paper (10)
A close-up.

LOVE the chalky effect,
although, as the steps enrolled,
I thought maybe I should have stopped sponging after the first or second application of color.

What do you think?

Ellie Knol
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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STENCILS USED: 

TCW536 Postcard 12×12
Postcard

TCW541 Believe Script 12×12
TCW541BelieveScript

TCW502 Impressions 12×12
TCW502 Impressions 12x12

TCW532 Cathedral of Love 12×12
CathedralOfLove

TCW514 Cabbage Roses 12×12
TCW514CabbageRoses

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