Friday, November 2, 2018

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday #341 Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds

In this week’s Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink, Dawn McVey shows us how to make brushstroke backgrounds. Here’s her finished product:

It’s a pretty simple technique that creates an interesting background. I’ve never tried this technique before, so I was excited to take a stab at it. It was an awful lot of fun and something that I will definitely revisit.  Here are my creations:

I’ve been on a Christmas card making frenzy, so I decided to make two different cards, although they are quite similar. The first version has a darker brown fawn with a huge floral, greenery crown.  The second card has a lighter, Kraft colored fawn with a crown made from last year’s Make It Market Wonderland Kit. I didn't have an assortment of acrylic paint on hand.  I had white, green, blue, and tan.  To create different shades of blue, I mixed the colors of paint I had until I got the desired colors I wanted.  I added gold pearl embellishments to finish off the cards. I love how distinct the brushstrokes stand out and how simple these were to make.  Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!