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.

Psst if you go visit the STAMPlorations store, make sure to use code STAMPGIRLBECCA for 20% off any order!

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


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

  2. Fantastic use of washes and the effect.

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

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