Saturday, July 24, 2010

Painted Backgrounds with the Cuttlebug

Tim Holtz Distress paint that has been run through the Cuttlebug. Notice the cracks.
You can even punch out a lace border using Martha Stewart punches from the painted backgrounds.
I have been trying to think of something I could do with the Cuttlebug that I had not done before and I came up with this technique. Painted Backgrounds.
1. Put a few blobs of Crackle paint/paint on a piece of cardstock.
2. Put the same size cardstock over the paint.
3. Run it through the Cuttlebug.
4. Allow to dry and use it any way you wish.
The thicker the paint like Crackle Paint the less the paint will run. However, normal paint is more runny and will run further and will often run out onto the B plates. Don't worry as the paint will wash off.
If using thicker paint make sure you separate the 2 pieces of cardstock immediately after you have run it through the Cuttlebug otherwise they will stick together.


Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose