Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I really love this layout I completed for the Sketchy Thursdays 8.4 Sketch Challenge!
I used a new technique for this layout, and it was super-easy and inexpensive! I whitewashed my background paper with acrylic paint, and I like it so much I plan to do it again!! It took all of 2 minutes, and just a minute or 2 to dry! I did use my embossing heat gun to speed up the drying time.

A simple styrofoam cup, a dab of acrylic paint, and a fan brush from Close To My Heart! The cup was what I had handy, but I would have rather used a reusable container!

Here is a close-up of my simple rough painting technique. I like the texture it added to my layout, and I didn't need to layer as many sheets of paper!

Here is the finished painted background sheet! Let me know if you try this technique! I would love to see your creations! **Please hop over to my Monthly Challenge Page, and enter my August 2011 challenge! **


  1. Loveeeeeeeeeeeee this! I love love love those photos and loving the PAINT technique! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Great paint technique! Thanks for sharing the idea, and love the page. Thanks for playing at ST!


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