Twisted Sketches launches its 98th sketch today, and the twist this time is “paint.” The sketch and the design team’s interpretations are awaiting you at Twisted Sketches’ site…and here is my design team contribution using the new sketch:
This is the sketch:
For the “paint” twist I was inspired to try a resist technique on the talk bubble using white shimmer paint. I have done resist techniques with ink and embossing powder before but had not yet tried paint resist, so I thought I would show a quick step-by-step just in case it might inspire you to try it on a future layout.
- Gather your supplies: Acrylic paint, rubber stamp, Distress Inks and foam applicators.
- Apply paint (shimmer paint in my example) to the stamp image and stamp it carefully (don’t smear it) on a spare bit of cardstock.
- Immediately take your rubber stamp to a sink and clean it well with soap and water. It’s best not to let the acrylic paint dry on the stamp as it may be harder to remove.
- If you’re patient wait until the paint thoroughly dries. If not, hit it with your heat tool for a minute or two.
- Start applying the Distress Inks with a circular motion and blend your colors a little where they meet. I used the three colors shown in the photo, but of course there are no rules about how many you use.
- Slightly mist a paper towel with water and gently buff off the extra ink from the painted areas to reveal the true color!
Here is a close-up of the final effect. I think I like it!
If you decide to try this quick technique after reading my post,
have your people call my people please leave a comment and a link so I can see what you’ve done!