Tutorial Tuesday: Speckled Paint Background

speckled-paint-background-tutorial_5

This week’s tutorial idea came about when I was playing around with some watercolour crayons last week.  While I was painting with the crayons, I noticed speckles of paint flicking off onto scrap paper.  You can purchase speckled paper, but what I love about this technique is that you can create speckles to coordinate with your image, such as the one pictured here.

speckled-paint-background-tutorial_1

Supplies:  Watercolour crayons, brush and water, stamp

speckled-paint-background-tutorial_2

Stamp out your image, or colour your image as I have done here.  Lightly mist your stamp with water, colour your stamp, and stamp out your image.

speckled-paint-background-tutorial_3

With a wet brush, sweep the top of the crayon towards you so that speckles of paint fall over your image.  The more water you use, the fainter the speckle.

speckled-paint-background-tutorial_4

This photo shows the painted speckles quite clearly.  You are now ready to create your card.

For a complete list of tutorials, please see the tab at the top of this page.

Enjoyed this tutorial?  Don’t miss out–subscribe today.


Posted on : Mar 10 2009
Posted under Uncategorized |

Powered by Wordpress | Design by Laycock Designs