Using Acrylic to avoid painting accidents
April 24, 2012
When I had the idea for this simple rainbow layout - with my kids at the bottom of the rainbow as my "treasure," I wanted to use paint to make a nice big top-to-bottom layout. The trouble that I saw coming was that I was very likely going to screw up on the simple painting job (because that's my style) and wreck the one piece of paper I'd found that made a great sky background.
I painted the rainbow onto a 12x12 acrylic sheet from Clear Scraps.
The best part?
If I didn't like the line I got with my paint, it washed right off while it was still wet! Then, when I had the rainbow that I wanted, I put the blue paper I'd wanted behind the acrylic sheet with the rainbow painted on it and stuck them together with glue dots (hidden) and some 7 Gypsies Gaffer tape as a border. One more tip: I painted the rainbow stripes non-consecutively...1st, 3rd, 5th, etc....and then when those stripes were dry, I was able to go back and paint the stripes in between without having the paint colours run together.
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Have fun creating - and painting on acrylic!
What a great tip about painting the rainbow-such a fun and creative idea
Posted by: Dawnll | April 24, 2012 at 09:33 AM
Such a gorgeous layout, Cathy!!!
Love the acrylic tip, and especially love that rainbow!
Posted by: Leah Crowe | May 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
fun, the scenery is very beautiful！What a great tip about painting the rainbow-such a fun and creative idea
Posted by: rolex air king | August 27, 2012 at 08:16 PM