I totally meant to get this post up last night and then I just plain forgot. Typical of me, in all honesty. I can't remember anything these days. I think my problem is that I just have TOO much to remember, so things slip here and there. Anyways.
I created a few cards for the Cardmaps Today Vol 3 issue, by Scrapbook & Cards Today, which was released earlier this year. I thought today was a good day to share it. We had our first rain in months and months yesterday and this morning, and it's been pretty dark and dreary outside (of course, as I'm typing this up, it's back to being sunny and bright out). This card is so colorful and bright, and it just makes me happy.
There was a sketch to go along with this card, and I was asked to create a card for the "Spring" section of the issue, using the Basics collection from Pebbles. I did mix in a floral paper from another collection, just for some extra color and pattern. I wanted to add a little something to the edges of the "thinking of you" cardstock sticker, and ended up using some slightly dried up paint. I actually like using my paints when they're slightly thick, since it adds such an interesting texture to whatever you're putting the paint on.
In fact, my paints have been slightly dried up for quite a while now. Going on over two years.
I just so happen to have written a little tutorial of sorts about this paint "technique" (I doubt this really qualifies as a "technique", but that's what I'm calling it!) way back in the day. You can check out that post RIGHT HERE, if you're interested.