Sunday, February 21, 2010
Decorative Painting and Paper Crafts
From the very beginning of my dabbling in paper crafts, I wanted a way to combine a new love - making cards and and old love - decorative painting.
Yesterday, Toletown.com had a cyber Block Party, and one of the events was painting this cute little design - Friendship Shelters.
While Lorrie used acrylics, I opted to paint her design with Twinkling H20's. It is such a cute little design - and I finished the entire project, including putting the card together in a little under 2 hours.
The papers I used for the card are from the July 2009 Classy Pak by Tiare.
For all you decorative artists out there who are doing cards now ... a GREAT and less expensive alternative to the digital sketches and even rubber stamps, are to use the line drawings we already have!! I know I have tons from pattern packs and books, which I fully intend on using moving forward on cards, scrapbook layouts, etc.