Saturday, July 5, 2014

D-Lish Scraps Cybercrop Technique Challenge!

This weekend is the D-Lish Scraps 5th Birthday Bonanza and Cybercrop weekend! There are lots of amazing in store sales, cybercrop challenges and prizes to be won. 

The D-Lish Scraps Blog contains details of all the challenges. 
There is also a Facebook Event here

My Challenge is a Technique Challenge "Painting with Plastic"!!

I love to use paints on my backgrounds and I particularly love a watercolour look. An easy way to achieve this is by using plastic bags! This is certainly not my idea, I have seen this used a lot by many crafters but I thought I would give my take on it.

You will need some paints, sprays or inks (I particularly love to use watercolour pan paints - like my children use) some plastic (old plastic packaging is perfect, in a variety of sizes) and water. You will also need to apply gesso to your cardstock and let it dry.
Step 1: apply some paint to the plastic - use plenty of water
Step 2: Spray water on your gesso'd paper where you want to paint
Step 3: "stamp" the plastic onto your page and squish the paint around a bit
Step 4: lift the plastic
Step 5: repeat Steps 1-4 as necessary
Step 6: add another colour in the same way

Try experimenting with different sized plastic bags, using more/less water, using different kinds of paints or mists.

"In the Garden" is my inspiration page. I wanted the background to give an earthy muddy look to go with the gardening photos. I've also used some black paint to write my title.
I've used lots of D-lish Scraps yumminess on this page. Specifically brown bitty blooms,  a white mini PVC doilie, Freckled Fawn Wood Chip arrow paperclip and hearts and speech bubble wood veneer, a Kraft Taba mini peg, a black chevron bitty bag, and a shipping tag. I also made a flower out of green and pink coloured wire - it is very easy to do!
I've also stamped the date using a Pebbles roller date stamp, and a chevron stamp from the "Hello Arrows" stamp set from  Kellie Stamps.

I cant wait to see your take on this "Painting with Plastic" Technique Challenge. You have until Monday 14th July midnight AEST to upload your entries here.

All of the 5th Birthday Bonanza Cybercrop Challenges can be found here

All of the 5th Birthday Bonanza Cybercrop Challenge Link Ups can be found here
All of the 5th Birthday Bonanza Cybercrop Rules can be found here

There lots of amazing prizes to be won. There will be a prize pack for the winner of each challenge.

You can also earn "tickets" to go in the draw for the major prize!
To earn tickets in the major draw:
-1 ticket for each challenge completed
-1 additional ticket if you use D-Lish Scraps products on your challenge layout (you need to tell us what D-Lish products you use in your blog post)
-1 ticket for every $10 spent at D-Lish Scraps during the weekend (From Friday 4th July 9am AEST through to Sunday 6th July 9pm AEST)

Good luck and Happy Scrapping!

Crafty Hugs xx 


Peg Hewitt said...

I love this technique, haven't used it in a while, thanks for the reminder. Your page is great!

Sue Plumb said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment Karyn, and also for your CC challenge, I really enjoyed using the technique. Loved your work that I saw so you now have a new follower. Thanks again! X