i've been working on a very big project all weekend. it involves a ton of little projects. one of those happened to involve paint and chipboard.
don't these look sort of cool? normally, when i paint chipboard pieces, they're flat and just plain looking. these flowers have tons of texture and remind me of frosting :)
this is the color that i wanted to use. it matched the pattern papers i had on a layout. but, the paint was dried out. not entirely dried out. but it definately wasn't runny, and i couldn't squeeze it out of the paint jar. i was set on using it anyways, since the color was perfect.
i've heard of mixing some water in with the paint, but wasn't quite ready to try that. so i grabbed some toothpicks. mainly, they were just to get the paint out of the jar, so that i could decide what to do with it.
the paint was thick, but still workable.
so i just used the toothpick to spread the paint around on the chipboard flower. it's totally like frosting a cake. at least, this is how i frost my cakes. i never make the frosting smooth. i like it to look like it has some texture to it.
i let it sit for a bit, to make sure the paint would actually dry ok. i was worried it wouldn't completely dry, and that it would still be pliable. it wasn't an issue though, and it dried perfectly.
i thought it was a pretty cool little trick. it's nice to know that the paints are still usable, since i would hate to get rid of all those pretty colors. just have to play around with them, in a new way. and the best part, was that i didn't have to clean any paintbrushes. i just threw my little toothpick away :)