Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July Try It Tuesday: Paint Scrape Fun!

Hi Paper Issues Friends & Fans!

Amanda here, & it's time for another super fun edition of Try It Tuesday!
This month we're going to get a lil messy with paint, & try the scraping technique! Yay! 

This technique is really easy, super fun and creates the coolest backgrounds! 
Here's a quick step by step of what I am meaning.....

1. Apply a few spots of acrylic paint to your layout. 
Ensure that you use colors that will blend well together 

2. Take a palette knife, old store card or even a piece of cardboard, apply mild pressure & literally, scrape the paint.

3. Scrape paint repeatedly until you're happy with the results!

I felt mine was a lil lacking in the pink color, so I added a few paint splatters.....

Such an awesome fun background!

Here's what I created with my paint scrape background....


Oh W.O.W!!! 
Doesn't this just scream Summer Fun?!!!
I've used Echo Park Summer Dreams collection & had a ton of  FUN embellishing this!
You'll notice that my background has become more subtle now, 
and really just highlights my layout - perfect!
Here's a few close ups for you.... 

Lots of layers, chipboard stickers, element stickers and die cuts - so cool!
Here's another view of that awesome paint...

So fabulous! Sweet on Summer indeed!
I really hope that my layout has inspired you!
I love to get messy, and even if you don't, 
I hope you'll Try It for Tuesday ;)

Before you get creating, here's some more inspiration from our talented team....

*Clicking on a designer's name will take you to their blog/instagram account for more details and images of their projects*

First up is Ann with this totally gorgeous number featuring Crate Paper's Oasis line! 
So delicate and pretty, and oh those layers!!! 
Ann knows her stuff when it comes to mixed media, and this is just stunning!

Next up is Kelly, who is not only giving mixed media a Try for Tuesday, 
but totally hitting it outta the ball park! Wow!
She's used the fabulous Make A Wish line from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Isn't this sweetest?! 
Evidence as to why we all need to try a new technique!

Anna never ceases to impress, and today she's even rocking a Paper Issues Free cut file with her take! She's featured Bella Blvd's Bright & Brave collection, and an image of her daughter's drawing. 
 Awesome art indeed! Love it!

And last, but by no means least, 
Stacie has created this incredible lake inspired background! Just look at those colours 
and that stitched border!!! This is SO cool! Wonderful creating!

And there you have it!
Time for you to go get messy! 
I can't wait to see what you all create for this fun challenge!
Be sure to upload all your new projects into the Paper Issues Friends & Fans group now through August 1st! 
Please tag Paper Issues on your social media posts too, 
as we really love seeing what you've created!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
til next time, 


  1. This is great Amanda! Thanks so much for teaching this new technique! And design team, your layouts are fabulous as always!

    1. Thankyou so much Bethany! I hope you'll play along xo


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