Ways to Use Paint

PAINT


Supplies: Love You More Than Ice Cream by Jenn Barrette

I love paint on scrapbook pages. It’s something I never experimented with when I was a paper scrapbooker, but it really appeals to me as a digital scrapbooker. It adds that perfect realistic, grungy touch to pages that can take them from “okay” to “wow”!

Paint is a really versatile tool, too. Check out these ways to use it:

USED AS A PHOTO MASK

If you have a large enough paint splat, you can clip a photo to it just as you would any photo mask.

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Supplies: Bloom by Pink Reptile Designs and Janyelle Mayara

RE-COLOURED

Re-colouring a paint splat in one colour is as simple as adding a colour-overlay in the layer styles palette. It’s just one more great way to stretch your digital supplies dollar, by using paint from one kit and re-colouring it to work with another kit.

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Supplies: Unique by Designs by Anita

CREATE A JOURNALING CARD

You can create your own journaling card to coordinate with any kit. Just make your shape (I did a 3×5 rectangle), clip on some paper and then add some paint. I added a simple title, but you could also add other embellishments or a border.

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Supplies: Lazy Days by Heather T.

MAKE A NEAT LABEL MESSY

Take any nice clean label or tag, add in some paint, and you can change its look.

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Supplies: Social Butterfly by Jenn Barrette and Allison Pennington

Check out the Fonts Don’t Float article for a great tip on how to blend in your paint with your label or tag.

MIXED PAINT

Try taking several paint splats and combining them into one giant paint splotch.

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Supplies: Little Miss Attitude by Queen of Hearts and Micheline Martin

STENCILLED OR TAPED LETTERS

If you choose a wide font, you can let the background show through, like you taped off letters, painted over top, and then peeled the tape away. Or, you can faux-stencil letters over paint.

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Supplies: Firefly Nights by Oscraps

LAYER ON IT

A paint splat makes and excellent base for “stuff” – top it with flowers, doodle lines, glitter, stars, or anything else that suits your page design.

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Supplies: Amethist Lane by Jen Maddocks

So many ways to play with paint – and we didn’t even make a mess! Winking smile Just one of the many reasons why I love digital scrapbooking!