fun foam painting...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Can you believe that summer is nearing it's end? Crazy!  For me, that means it is blackberry season. So, I currently look like I have been wrestling cats... Those bushes eat me alive! 

homemade blackberry chocolate chip ice cream is on the menu tomorrow though!!!!

I guess you could say the berries have me in a purple sort of mood... as you will see from both paint and my nails. :)


I was going to share one tutorial, but last minute (literally!) I changed my mind... I wasn't sure if I would bore you all if I shared a tutorial that was so photo heavy it could sink a ship. LOL! 

So, I threw together something different to share... I hope you like!

Step 1: Working on a piece of craft foam (you know, the really cheap "fun foam" sheets they sell for kid crafts), use a brayer to spread a layer of white acrylic paint, then add a couple drops of Distress Reinker.  

Brayer the ink in... you can mix it in as little or as much as you want. 

Step 2: Add some splashes of Creative Inspirations Paint for a pop of color and shimmer.  

Step 3: Place a piece of cardstock over your paint and press & smoosh around. Move it around to swirl the paint into random patterns.

Step 4: Carefully pull off the card stock. You can dry it with a heat gun and press it back onto the paint in different areas if you want to add more layers, or you can leave it as is.

Step 5: Since we colored the paint with Distress Reinkers, it will react with water... so, go ahead and flick some water at it and you can get some fabulous watermarks!

 Step 6: To stamp on the acrylic paint, use a permanent ink like StazOn or Ranger Archival.


Supplies Used:
Paper: cardstock
Ink: Archival ink, Distress ink
Stamps: Unity "Chicken Wire" & "Love in Return"


Tameko said…
Beautiful...Thanks for sharing your process!
Anita said…
Stunning card! Great tutorial!