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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Few Ideas

Hi, it's Gini and today I'd like to share several ways to use Creative Inspirations Paints on your projects.

I've always enjoyed distressing the edges of my papers. The technique that I used here started by painting a border of Silver Frost around the edges. I let that dry and then I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the paper. You could also use the edge of your scissors. Finally, I painted the frayed paper with the darker Coal color. This really enhanced the distressing.
Chipboard is fun to paint too! I began with Dusty Attic chipboard, and painted it with Silver Frost (for the highlights), Antique Silver and Coal (for the shadows). The great color selection that Creative Inspirations has, makes it wonderful for adding highlights.

I wanted my seam binding ribbon to be very tattered - so I quickly painted Rose Quartz on white seam binding, spritzed it with a little water, and balled it up to dry. I sometimes do this type of technique with color sprays, but I found using the paints really helped to keep the wrinkles were I wanted them.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you got some ideas of great ways to use your Creative Inspirations Paints.


Creative Inspirations said...

Very cool Gini!

Irit Shalom said...

Love your chips coloring and the trim too!

Dawnll said...

Oh such wonderful colors! Love how you painted the ribbon.
Great project

~Carla said...

Great ideas! I never would have thought of distressing the edges with the paints!

Kassi said...

great job! I love the crinkled edges!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Love the tattered edges and the distressed ribbon. Beautiful colors.

Kianel said...

Great instructions Dawn and thanks for sharing!
your card is gorgeous!
Love from France, Kianel.

Holly said...

Ohhhh this is gorgeous! I love that shimmery, shabby chic ribbon!!