Friday, April 15, 2011

Paint Splatter

I love using paint on my layouts. Misting...not so much. I have a few mist bottles and they get clogged so easily, I hate pulling them out and trying to unclog the sprayer, getting messy and mist all over the kitchen sink only to finally get to use them...and then my layout doesn't look anything like I envisioned. Paint, I can use. So when there was a challenge over at Citrus Tree Studio to use water on your layout, I knew misting was out for me. I decided to pull out the paint and get a little bit creative.

I love the look of misting or dripping on layouts, so I mixed a little bit of water with acrylic paint until it was 'flickable'. Meaning, I can flick my paintbrush with my finger and get some splatters on paper. And that's exactly what I did...


I started with kraft cardstock so if I messed up, it would be easy to replace. Add two cute girls, some new Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup, some doilys I cut using my Cricut software and this is what I came up with.


I found the free doily svg files at My Grafico. I am trying to use my Cricut and my SCAL software more and I was thrilled to find these free files!! I am just scratching the surface of using my SCAL software, but the more I use it...the more I like it. Here's another doily

I am really loving the colors of this Jillibean Soup line. I find myself wanting to hoard the papers but I need to use them. So I can buy more, of course!!

Happy Friday! We have baseball and softball tomorrow but it's going to be a beautiful day, probably in the mid 80's. Time to find the sunscreen!! Have a great weekend, friends!

13 comments:

Cecelia said...

This is a fantastic LO! I love the paint and all the details are wonderful! I have a couple misters too that I rarely use for the same reason. Way too messy...Those pics are adorable too! Hope you had a great week;0)

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

Leah said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE the paint splatters:) I can't seem to get into the misting thing either...will have to try paint sometime. You did get me hooked on banners:)

mustangkayla said...

What a fun fun layout!

Aubree said...

I love your layout! Those doilies are fantastic!

Funny, I find paint hard and mist so easy. Of course, I normally use the mist to splatter as you have done here. No matter , I love the look of the splatters!!

patti west said...

Mara, I love this lo so much!!! It's so sweet and fun. FYI - I just tried the paint flicking thing. I watered down some white paint and applied to my paintbrush. Then I placed the cs on my kitchen counter - it's been raining and windy here all day - definite stay inside day. Anyway, I just washed paint off of my green ceramic tile backsplash - 2' up my wall - what a mess. LOL!!!!! I love the results on the cs though and that's what is important. {haha!} :) :)

patti west said...

Thanks for the inspiration! - {I forgot to say that!!} :)

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty LO!!
Love the design and love the paint!!
IKWYM about the sunscreen living in S TX. we have the warm weather too!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Joni Kix said...

If you only got into the mid 80's you were lucky! We got up to 96F here! Whew, what a HOT weekend!
And I love the layout, Mara! It's so much FUN!

Kim said...

gosh your paintsplatters are just FAB FAB,Ilove all your little touches and the banner SIGH!!!!!!

IamDerby said...

Wonderful layout, the splatters are perfect.

Lee said...

Love this LO. I love using paint on my projects. I really need to get SCAL, my poor Cricut is so neglected.

VanessaB said...

splash of pink is perfect! i'm so lazy when it comes to those techniques. you did a great job and love the doilies! :)

Rebecca said...

Love the paint splatters--so fun and perfect for the cute pics!