I first coated the paper with clear gesso, this provides a primer for my paper and it's clear so it doesn't cover up the pretty splatters that were already on the paper. Allow to dry.
Rip a section out of your paper.
Make little holes to provide a template for adding your eyelets for lacing.
Set your eyelets.
Using your paints with a stamp is easy. Smear a portion on your craftmat and stamp your image randomly. Make sure you clean your stamp thoroughly after stamping.
Here's a photo with the stamps and eyelets in place.
Using a distress tool or your scissors, distress the edges of your paper.
Let's added some warm colors to your layout. Using Sandcastle Colorations Spray provides just that !
Now for lacing... start like lacing a shoe and twist once and then skip an eyelet and go in the next one. Then come back up and lace in the eyelet above and repeat the steps above.
I wanted to sparkle up my burlap flowers so I used Fairy Dust in Gilded Gold and Ice and then dabbed on Metal Effects in Gold on the flower centers.
These little frames were white and I painted them with Sorbet Kenyan Copper and Chocolate then once dry I brushed on Mica's to give it that gilded look.
Seed beads were added for more interest. I used 3D Gloss Gel to adhere them but any good adhesive will do.
I left the wood piece above my photo natural and applied to layout using adhesive. Add all your frames and flowers.
Here is a closeup of the lacing. Adds a fun look to your layout.
And there you have it.... I hope this has inspired you to use your paints with stamps... They add that pretty sparkle your looking for to enhance your projects. Have fun !
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