So many crafters dabble in paper crafting – and I know some of you are experts at it! If you haven’t tried combining paint with your paper crafts, you should give it a go. You might be thinking about making some Valentine’s cards, so I wanted to share this absolutely delightful one from Plaid designer Debbie Saenz. Combine paper, stencils and some FolkArt paint and you have total card cuteness. Plus, who doesn’t love googly eyes? Go here for the full instructions.
Stencils are one of the greatest painting tools of all time. You don’t have to think about the design so much since it’s already done for you – you can focus on the composition and having fun with it! Charlene at eWillow.com recently used one of her Plaid foliage stencils to create this tie-dyed effect on a card with various inks. I love the beautiful patterns she achieved with her leaves! Stencils can be used for so much more than painting, and Charlene has definitely shown us that. Visit here for the full tutorial, and visit here to learn more about Plaid stencils.