Thursday, May 3, 2012
First, I'd like to thank Beth for coordinating her DT kit with my daughter's Easter dress this year! ;)
I liked the pale pretty colors of this Basic Grey line, but I decided to add an accent color with some brighter purple paint. I used Adirondack paint dabbers in purple twilight, along with a Crafter's Workshop stencil and loose floral stamp.
To use paint with a stencil I used a cheap cosmetic sponge. I bought a bag of these at Target for less than $1.50. This lets you get better control over the amount of paint you're using than a brush and helps keep the paint from seeping under the stencil.
I used the same sponge to dab paint onto my stamp. It's easy to stamp with paint -- just make sure you immediately wash your stamp! You don't want to paint to dry on the stamp.
And it doesn't really show in the picture, but if you look closely at the background paper in my layout you'll notice that I used another stencil - the Crafter's Workshop reverse chicken wire -- on the background with white paint. It's a subtle effect, but it adds a bit more pattern to the background.