Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spotlight Technique ... Sorta

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Happy Tuesday, all and one!

Say, whatever happened to these kewl Prima "Paintables?" They were popular for ... oh, say, 2 hours a while back, and then completely disappeared. I found this lone 12 x 12 piece in my stash, and decided to finally do something with it.

Using a Tim Holtz "Fragment," I lightly traced a square with a pencil. Then, using Distress Ink re-inkers, I water colored the details in the square and erased the pencil lines. I adhered the Fragment over the water colored square using Crystal Lacquer, tied on some twill and a scrap of ribbon, added four brads, and finis! So easy, even I a child could do it!

For all the gory details, check out the Supply List, below.

So, this weekend, Sheila's family and mine attended the wedding of a mutual friend. After the ceremony, Sheila asked Reid-the-Wild-Child if he understood what he'd just witnessed.

"Yup," Reid answered. "The woman in the fancy white dress upgraded to a new man."

When Sheila asked Reid to explain, he replied "Well, she went down the aisle with an old man and came back with a young one!"

Hmmm ... strangely, the kid makes sense!


  • Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
  • Other Paper: "I.O.D. Paintables" by Prima Marketing
  • Ink: "Spiced Marmalade," "Dried Marigold," "Scattered Straw," "Dusty Concord," "Peeled Paint," and "Shabby Shutters" Distress Dye Inks by Ranger
  • Accessories: Gold Twill Ribbon by Provo Craft; Lavender Satin Ribbon by Michaels; Brads by American Craft; "Fragments" Chip by Tim Holtz
  • Tools: Ticket Corner Punch by Stampin' Up; Zig Water Brush; 3-D Crystal Lacquer by Sakura; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive


Tina said...

So lovely. What a fun technique.

Theresa said...

Oooooh, I love this look! Gorgeous colors! Hee hee, that kid has a unique wisdom.

Laura said...

Beautiful card! Love the idea of using the fragments to spotlight. I have some of these paintables laying around somewhere, too. I'm really surprised they didn't take off, the designes are so pretty.

Lisa Olson said...

Ooo just love these.