Saturday, July 5, 2014

Challenge 8: Technique by Karyn!

Hi D-Lish Lovelies

It's Karyn here with the 8th and final challenge for this amazing Birthday Bonanza and Cybercrop weekend!

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 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 


  1. I absolutely LOVE this idea Karyn! I've seen this too but never given a try! definitely going to be for this though! Love what you've done with the wire too! XO Charm

  2. I love this technique Karen, I have just started your challenge! fun fun fun :)

  3. thanks for the great challenge Karyn! much fun..x