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Friday, February 26, 2021

{Spotlight Project} Becca Washes And Washis


Today's card features paint washed backgrounds and washi tape! Washes and washis, as it were.


Sometimes when I want to get all mixed media, but don't necessarily want to make a huge mess, I settle in on a subtle paint washed background. It's an easy way to feel like you're bringing a little painterly art to a card without committing to a whole cleanup session (... haha... who really cleans their craft room?!).

This paint washed background is pretty simple and only involves one simple color: The new Speckled Egg Distress Paint from Tim Holtz. This happens to be my new favorite color of all time. It's so soft and creamy and vintagey.


I picked up a little bit of paint on my brush and started in the upper left corner, pulling my paint from left to right in one direction. Then I moved my brush about halfway down the card, picking up more paint and started on the right, moving my brush from right to left. I added just a subtle hint in of paint in the lower left corner, working from left to right.

By creating juxtaposing lines on a card, it adds visual interest and real sense of movement.


Next, I found a group of washi tapes in rose gold, which I think complements the Speckled Egg tones quite nicely. I created multiple layers and lengths of tape, working from one side of the paper.


Using the Wonderful Life stamp set, I stamped some stars in tones of blue and green.


I used the CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies to create a sentiment focal panel and colored in the dots. This lovely sentiment is also from the Wonderful Life stamp set and I think it's so encouraging!


Put it all together and a few enamel dots later and viola! Mixed media lite. An easy no-fuss way to get your inner artist on.

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Here are the products Becca used in today's project:
 

12 comments:

  1. I also love the pretty speckled egg blue with the rose gold washi tapes together. The whole card came together beautifully.

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  2. Fantastic use of washes and washi..love the effect.

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  3. Beautiful card and wonderful use of Washi tape! My Washi does a good job hanging out in the drawer and needs to come out and visit more often.

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  4. I love the pierced edge detail on the dies you used! Pretty washi tapes and sentiment for your card!

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  5. This is such a cute way to design with washi tapes. I love coming over here and seeing all the designs and ideas shared.

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  6. Stunning - a wonderful mixed media card - lite :)
    Sty safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Pretty background and I like the washi tapes you used.

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  8. I like the layering of the washi tapes. Great combination.

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