Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards Using Acrylic Paint and Stencils

Tonight after work, I decided to start working on some Valentine's Day cards.  I decided to use some of the papers and supplies from my January card kit from Simon Says Stamp and to incorporate my Dina Wakley stencils and acrylic paints by Claudine Hellmuth.  I was up late on Sunday night watching Dina demo (from CHA on You Tube) how to make fun backgrounds with paints and stencils and so I knew I had to give it a try.

I really enjoyed just letting go and having fun with the paints and by the end of the session I was covered in paint, ink and gesso.




Both of these cards are not my usual style, but I really enjoyed the experience and all the fun texture I was able to get on them with the paints.

Dina will be putting out her own line of paints and brushes through Ranger, and I cannot wait to get my hands on them to continue exploring the world of mixed media.




10 comments:

Diane said...

Very fun it is always great to try something different and see want you can create.

Hugs Diane

Shoregirl said...

Fun! Fun!! Valentine cards are some of my favorite to make! Looks like you had fun with your paints -- love the colors on the second one!

Sandee Setliff said...

What fun, learning a new technique and getting all painty! I will have to go check out her video. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

beccagivens said...

Fun Fun Fun ... love these special cards -- lucky recipients!! :)

Sandy Leigh said...

These are adorable! I'm so inspired now to work on my Valentines cards! --Sandy Leigh

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such creative artsy cards. Lovely!

Geri Neumann said...

Love the colors in your Valentine cards! So much fun to do things we don't always do. It's fun experimenting to see what we come up with....and yours are winners! :o)

Kathy Combs said...

WOW, I love the effects you achieved with the acrylic paints. These are beautiful!! ♥

she who must stamp said...

Two great cards!

Jill Norwood said...

These are wonderful! So fun to play with new techniques!! :)

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