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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Scrappy Angie's: Prima Paintables

Hey, it's Angeline and I am back with another Tips & Tutorials.. this time with Prima Paintables! They come in 4x6 and 3x4 sheets and they are so pretty by itself.

Today, I will teach you how to turn them from plain (but still pretty) vintage sheets to beautifully colored sheets.


We will be exploring two techniques here: Tinted Gel Medium + Watercolor effect.

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1. Get  your Golden gel medium (soft or hard gel will work) and some paints. Here I am using Distress Paints. Mix them well together.

Tip: If you are using a heavier bodied paint like the Distress Paints, remember to add water. This will ensure that the paint is not too thick/opaque and cover the Paintables beautiful motifs. Our idea is to make it as transparent as we can. Mist (water paints) would be good for this too. 


2. First, I painted some Distress Paint with my  Tim Holtz waterbrush and adding lots of water. No gel medium was added for this.



3. Then I used a plastic spatula and painted the rose in with the red tinted gel medium mixture.  Noticed the texture and gloss? That's the gel medium in action.


4. Next, I used my fingers to paint the leaves with the green tinted gel medium mixture.


When it is dry, this is how it will look like.


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I've also tried the watercolor technique using the same Distress Paints with some added yellow. It has a more muted and soft look to it, with no textures.


Prima Paintables are so fun to color in and I hope the technique today will help you turn any colored paint you have into a gel medium texture :)

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Supplies used:
Distress Paints {Barn Door / Peeled Paint / Broken China / Mustard Seed}
Plastic spatula
Palette

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