Education Week - Specialty Paints
This week is education week. The kids are back in school and now it is your turn to brush up on your scrapbooking skills. Making Memories is here to help! All week our designers are going to create projects using our most popular tools. They will show you new ways to incorporate these tools on your scrapbook projects. Today we are learning about Making Memories specialty paints.
I absolutely love Making Memories’ special effects paints so I wanted to show you some fun and unique ways to use them. I am a big fan of anything that is shiny and sparkly and I love to add a little of that on my scrapbook layouts whenever I can.
First I wanted to stamp a subtle pattern on my background but I also wanted it to be shiny and a little sparkly so I chose Making Memories’ rose pearl glaze. I love how it catches the light and has just a bit of that sparkly sheen to it. I used one of the Making Memories clear stamps and
a paint brush to apply a thin coat of paint to the stamp. Then I just created a random pattern on the right edge of my background paper (I use Making Memories Noteworthy paper). I made sure to apply a new coat of paint to the stamp each time I stamped it.
Next I used the specialty glaze in gold and painted it on my chipboard flourish shape. Once it was dry I added another coat, this time using the specialty glaze clear gloss to add more shine.
I wanted to add some interest to my Making Memories blossoms so I used the specialty glaze in silver and gold and another clear stamp. Again I painted the glaze onto the stamp and then pressed it right onto the flowers to create the image. You can also see that I used the silver and gold and some more clear stamps to stamp the images that are right next to my photo.
Finally I wanted to use the clear bracket shape but I wanted it to be purple to fit with my color scheme. I could have painted the front of it but then you would not be able to see the pattern that is in the shape. So, instead I painted the back of it using the specialty glaze amethyst. This changed the color of the bracket from white to purple but it still allows the pattern to show through.
I finished off my page with a few more touches of glitz – Making Memories’ rhinestones and buttons, added my journaling and I was done. It seems like a lot of steps but all of these techniques are really pretty easy. Once you have chosen your clear stamps and the specialty glazes you want to use, it all comes together fairly quickly. It is just a matter of having the right tools and making them work for you to take your layouts to the next level.
I hope you enjoy trying these techniques on your own layouts!