Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hand Painted Card

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Here's a hand painted card using my N.P.S.R* technique. I had some wokshops last week making several variations of this card and the universal opinion was that it was fun and easy!
Cardstock in black, metallic copper & purple
MSRS Origami Crane
Copper embossing powder
Versamark Inkpad (or similar)
Acrylic paint in turquoise, purple, white & metallic copper
1” house painting brush
Paper cutter
Glue stick
Double-sided foam tape or pop dots
Copper Pearl Pen
Cardboard box (the kitchen sink will substitute)
Stiff bristled

Put a small amount of turquoise paint onto the tip of the one inch house painting brush as shown. Paint a sheet of black cardstock with broad arching strokes using the tip of the brush (rather than the flat of the brush). Put some purple paint onto the same brush and paint in different directions using the same arching strokes. Add some white paint to the brush and flick the tip of the brush over the painted surface. Ideally, you will have a painted piece with three colors, plenty of wispy brush strokes and some of the black cardstock showing through.
The colors suggested here may be substituted for colors of your own preference. More than three colors works well also. To avoid a muddy look, don’t mix the colors too much.
Transfer the painted cardstock to a cardboard box. Add some metallic copper paint to the stiff bristled brush. Use your finger tips to flick the paint onto the surface. Allow the cardstock to dry.
Using a paper cutter, Cut and fold a black card measuring 5 ½” square. Cut a 5” x 5” mat from the copper cardstock and attach it to the front of the card. Cut a liner measuring 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” from the purple cardstock and glue it to the inside back of the card.
Using the paper cutter, cut nine squares measuring 1 ½” x 1 ½”. Start gluing them to a 4 ½” x 4 ½” piece of black cardstock beginning in the upper left corner. Remember to arrange the squares like a mosaic for maximum color contrast and movement. After all the squares are glued in place trim any edges that may be sticking out. Attach the mosaic to the front of the card. Add a 1 ½” x 1 ½” black cardstock “diamond” to the center of the card.
Stamp and emboss the Origami Crane onto a colorful section of your left over painted cardstock. Cut out and attach it to the diamond with double-sided foam tape of pop dots. Embellish as you like with the copper Pearl Pen.
*no painting skills required


1922 Designs by bev allaire said...

I love your N.P.S.R. technique. It's amazing how every card is different!

Carole Miller said...

WOW, cool card and looks like a lot of fun to make. I love getting down and messy when I make backgrounds. No two cards are ever alike. Thanks for a new idea.
Carole Miller

Ron said...

Oh Michael, that is one awesome card!!!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mike,
I am new to the Yahoo group (moderated by Hetty) and have experimented a bit painting with your Cloisonne pot stamp and the video you did with it. Really like the look of today's card. Thanks for all your sharing.
Shirley Wilson

Booknplays said...

I need to getout and gEt sone Acrylic paint!

Anonymous said...

Michael, This is definitely the WOW factor your famous for.Thanks for all the inspiration.Maralyn

Jan Castle said...

What a fun card to do!!!! Just waiting for a snowed-in day to try it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the idea.
Jan Castle