Sunday, May 26, 2013

pretty background

Not sure where this journal page is going but the background came out so pretty I wanted to share it with you before some of it gets covered up!
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Started off with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in spiced marmalade and wild honey. Then added Gel Medium through a Studio 490 brick wall stencil to create a resist.
 Then more Tim Holtz Distress Paint in broken china and picked raspberry. I squirted them with water and where they ran together they made a gorgeous purple. Because the oranges were all ready dry underneath, they didn't mix with them - awesome paint!
I pounced around on the wet paint a bit with some bubble wrap. Aren't these paints so pretty? You can get them at the eclectic Paperie online store (I've linked them up for you). 
When I find out what this spread is going to be and finish it I'll show you!
Scroll down for pictures of my Quinn doing some creating too!

Here's my sweetie putting number stickers on a background she painted. She loves to crank things out on the sizzix then run them through the xyron. She likes to paint too. She wants me to put a girl on the background and she's already picked the patterned paper out of the scrap box for her shirt, pants, and underwear! She said: "And make red hair just like mine, MomMom!" Love crafting with my girl!

I'll update pics for you when her project is finished too!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, 
I appreciate your comments!


Anita Houston said...

Oh my word!!! I can totally see why you want us to see it...Exceptional!!! I love the soft yet bright colors and the bricks are fabulous with it...a total WOW!!!!! I can't wait to see the finished project!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous background, Teresa! Don't you love those paints? Can't wait to see what this becomes. And how fun to have crafting time with your sweetie!