Thursday, February 4, 2016

Technique of the Week: "Dylusional" Valentine - Painting With Baby Wipes

This post is in conjunction with the Art 'n Soul Newsletter Technique of the Week article. I was inspired by Marj's technique on the Art 'n Soul blog (click here to view that post), about painting with baby wipes, and decided to try this technique on a card, and use a stencil also. This was super easy and fun to do. I didn't use a whole 8.5x11 sheet when painting, but next time I will. It would be just as easy to do 4 cards at once instead of just one.

First I took my panel of Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock, and applied pink paint all over with a baby wipe. This paint goes on so smoothly this way! It also dries very quickly.

I then applied the White Linen paint, sort of unevenly, with the same baby wipe. I like the texture that this gives.

I put the stencil over the painted panel and used a mini distress blending tool to apply the Postbox Red paint. You just need a very little bit of paint on the sponge, and you work it into the sponge by swirling it around on your craft mat.

Once you get the paint worked into your sponge, apply it over the stencil until you have covered all of the openings.

I then washed my stencil and my blending tool right away. Dyan Reaveley leaves the paint in her tools, but she uses them a lot. I prefer to wash mine out each time, since this is acrylic paint.

The sentiment I wanted to use is very long,, and since I had a lot of space under the heart, I needed a sentiment that was more stacked up. This is easy to accomplish using a stamp positioner. If you don't know how to do this, I have a previous tutorial how to do that on my blog here. To view that tutorial, click on the link and please scroll to the bottom for the Bonus Tutorial on how to get the most out of your sentiment stamps.

I whipped out my Ranger splatter brush to apply gold splatters over everything. This brush is as easy to use as advertised. I used Vegas Gold All Purpose Ink from Tsukineko for the splatters. We should get some more of this in soon at Art 'n Soul from Imagine Crafts. I love to use the Gold and also the Silver for splattering.

I used a white (Wedding Dress) Pico embellisher to apply dots to a few areas of the heart image for more texture. Last, a few sequins were sprinkled around, and the panel was mounted onto a piece of So Silk black cardstock and onto a white base card.

I wanted to also tell you what to do with the excess paint on your baby wipe. This is straight from Dyan Reaveley. She says to NEVER waste the paint you have on your baby wipe. She has lots of journals going, and lots of pages in her journals that she just keeps wiping paint onto. This is a great tip if you are a journaler. It gives a lot of interest to your pages and provides a nice base to then stencil onto. If you are mostly into card making though, here is another solution.

I bought this paperback book at an Asian bookstore in Seattle. I got it with the sole intent of using the pages on cards. I especially want to Zentangle onto them, but stamping would definitely work as well. Now whenever I use Dylusions paint, I wipe the excess from the baby wipes onto pages of this book. LOVE, LOVE how it looks, and I will be using these for future projects. The pages are pretty thin, but the paint dries really fast and looks great.

Magenta Products Used

TM60 Heart Burst Template

07.731.I Thanks for touching my heart

Other Products Used
Dylusions Paint: Bubblegum, White Linen, Postbox Red
Tim Holtz mini ink blender
Pico embellisher - Wedding Dress
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko All Purpose Ink Vegas Gold
Splatter brush
Baby wipes
So Silk Black cardstock
Various sequins


  1. Lovely card! I've only used baby wipes with ink, now I'll have to try with paint too. TFS

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