Monday, October 01, 2012

atc sized canvases

I've had these tiny canvases for a while, but now that  Unruly Paper Arts is
ready for a new round of Reader's Art Quests and the new Canvassing October
issue, it seemed like a good time to make some painted backgrounds.

Do you use paint in your projects?  I generally use some, but this time, even
the stamped image is acrylic paint.  These are all atc sized, 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches:

(The image is from the Feeling Regal set, from Blockheads)

I really like the texture of canvas, it's a nice added dimension to any piece.
Here are a couple of the finished canvases--the gypsy images are
from Altered Pages:

Are you ready to join in the Painted Project Reader's Art Quest?
I look forward to seeing your painty, canvas creations!


Juliet A said...

I've never really had good success stamping with paint. Do you have any suggestions?

Marjie Kemper said...

Love these, Trisha! What a great idea to do such minis!

Ann said...

these are lovely!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fab, fab, fabulous ATCs Trisha. Gorgeous colours and designs using paint and such perfect images on top.
hugs {brenda} xox

trisha too said...

Well, usually spread the paint VERY thinly, using piece of cardboard or paper out of the trash or recycling that's been folded up several times. Usually just on a piece of paper or my workmat, but if you're planning on doing lots of stamping with it, a foam produce tray, foam plate, or coated paper plate will work better, as the paint won't dry as quickly.

(Okay, yes, a brayer would work better for spreading the paint, but usually I don't bother, because it's one more thing to wash!)

Stamp into the paint, then onto the surface, but don't press too hard, or the stamp will smear. I can never get as crisp an image as with ink, but I like the look, anyway.

Wash your stamp right away--the paint will still rub off after it dries, so no big deal either way, it's just easier to get it cleaned asap.


PetraB said...

These are so adorable.

Tristan Robin said...

Love the way these look - I use paint as backgrounds - but I never stamp with it. I'm too lazy to practice LOL. Is that honeycomb stencil a rubber stamp or sequin scrap?


2amscrapper said...

beautiful backgrounds!

trisha too said...

Sequin scrap--you can kind of see on some of the backgrounds where I was stenciling through the scrap, but since it also got paint all over the front, I figured why not stamp with it, too, right?


trisha too said...

Thank you, Brenda! I usually add more embellishing to atcs than this, but these didn't seem to need more, at least to me . . . I hope the people who are getting them in a swap agree!!


Sharon said...

These look gorgeous - love the paint backgrounds - very effective and great images you put with them!!!

Ibarra Creations 4U said...

Trisha, they are all beautiful!!! I have used acrylic paint but haven't achieved your results! Love the way your paints blended together! :)

Terry said...

These ATC's are amazing! Love the painted backgrounds and design!