But not in a bad way, no! Just getting creative with paint, paper/cardstock, old plastic cards, etc. for making really cool background surfaces. When I first learned this technique, courtesy of Trish Bayley, I fell in love with its simplicity and speed… Anyone who knows me knows how very impatient I am!!
I have used some scraped backgrounds for ATCs, etc. in recent posts and to be honest, it’s a great way of using up paint that you have left from other projects, rather than binning it! Jump right in, read how Michelle Ward goes about creating textured and scraped backgrounds and get playing yourself. The photos are brilliantly clear as always and the advice (hints and tips), is priceless.
Here are a couple of pre-painted cards I got “in a scrape” with:
I used red, black and copper acrylic paint on this bright orange background. The hard part was waiting a few minutes for the colours to dry so I didn’t muddy things up. (Why do I have this problem with waiting?)
I love how vibrant they are and I know I found it hard to stop when I did these last week – I was nearly late for work – *giggles*!
Come and join in with all the friendly artists in the Street Team Crusades – a very cool place to learn new stuff! 😉