CK Shows You How to Paint on Scrapbook Layouts
Inexpensive and readily available, paint is a fun, easy-to-use supply to utilize on your scrapbook layouts. Use it to add artistic edges to your layout, to create unique accents, and to add textural interest to your pages. We'll walk you through a basic technique and give you helpful tips for your layouts. Gather your materials and follow along with us!
Give your layout artistic flair by edging your pages and key elements with paint, like Gretchen McElveen did on her layout.
Edge layout elements with paint. Here's how:
Tips for Success
* Apply paint in a thin layer to allow it to dry quickly.
* While it looks great to edge elements with neutral colors like black, brown, and white, consider using brighter colors that coordinate with your layout, like Gretchen did on her page with the pink paint.
* Don't have a foam brush handy? Use your fingers to paint the edges on your layout. You can also create a fun effect using a spare toothbrush.
* Mix a little metallic spray ink into your paint to add a slight shimmer to your project.
Q. What's the best type of paint to use on scrapbook layouts?
A. We like acrylic paint because it's inexpensive, easy to find, and comes in so many colors. Click here for a quick guide to different types of paint. Or, if you want ideas for using watercolors on your layouts, click here.
Q. Can I apply glitter to my painted edges?
A. Absolutely! Sprinkle the glitter on while the paint is still wet. Consider applying a clear-drying glaze over the glittered paint if you want a shiny, sparkly finish. Or, try a paint with glitter already mixed in.
Q. What other techniques for using paint on scrapbook layouts can I try?
A. Here are three fun ideas to get you started:
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