Paint, Paint and more Paint

I have been thinking about this layout and challenge by Wilna Furstenberg for Two Peas in a Bucket since I watched it a few weeks ago. I loved everything about it but had no idea whether or not it was doable for me.

The technique she used is called impasto, which, according to Wikipedia “refers to a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface (or the entire canvas) very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture, the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.”


It looks so amazing. I don’t have a Silhouette to cut an intricate shape like the one on the original layout, so instead I sacrificed a mask I’ve never used. I added thick layers of Martha Stewart craft paint (mixed with glue) and pushed the mask down into the paint so that paint squished up in all the negative space. The paper buckled a little (okay, a lot) so I trimmed it and adhered it to a piece of Creative Memories textured card stock. I added a spray of pink Fireworks in the upper corner, using a piece of the same mask, and some droplets of red ditto spray. (Not sure why I thought this page didn’t have enough paint …) I don’t think you can find ditto spray anymore but it was made by Hampton Art and I found mine at Ms ages ago.

I added a layered photo, lots of My Mind’s Eye chipboard pieces (all from The Sweetest Thing) and some pieces from MME paper. It was hard to determine where to place embellishments, since there was so much going on already. I did like Wilna’s philosophy about excess so I decided to just have fun with it. If a little is good, more is better!

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