Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Handpainted Paper -sneak peek Stampin Up artwork

do you like sample 1 above or 2 below better?
Yesterday a few friends and I got together at the Clark County Library and made cards, scrapbooked and worked on other fun crafts.

We created some handpainted papers with Stampin Up's new "In Color" refill inks.

For these samples we used 
Dusty Durango, Melon Mawbo and Crushed Curry

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Winsor & Newton Iridescent Watercolor Medium 75ml

This is the item Shirley Munoz and Sherrill Graff mix with ink refills to make the handpainted papers
Handpainted paper contest open to all stampers

Make a project with this Handpainted paper technique (and at least one current stampin up image) then e-mail 2-3 photos of your20project to with your full name and blog address if you have one
and the winner will receive $100 in Stampin Up product from the NEW Stampin Up Catalog.
Winner will be chosen September 15th 2009.

Background Paper #1

Last Updated 06/19/09
By: Sherrill Graff and Shirley Munoz
Hand painted Paper
Watercolor Background
Copyright Calico Creations 1999


dotIridescent Watercolor Paint Medium
dotTwo or three colors of re-inkers
(rose red and old olive, taken with teal and lively lilac, summer sun and really rust)
dotWhisper white Cardstock
dotA clean large flat container to hold water large enough to lay your paper in
dotStipple brushes
dotSmall paint mixing container like a cool whip lid
dotSU packing papers from our boxes to lay wet sheets on,
 Viva paper towels  to blot excess water, and 
 aluminum foil or waxed paper to work over


Click image to see the samples or clip and paste this link

Purchase Iridescent Watercolor Paint medium in the painting department of your local craft store. Shake the bottle well before using.

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May God bless you and your family,
 Sherrill Graff 

Leave a comment and tell me if you like sample 1 or 2 above better


elizabethsloman said...

I like sample # 2 better - the "flow" just seems more "right" - it's the fact that the long slender peice is not covered up - I think it should be prominent like it is in #2 versus in #1 where it is covered!

Great work! Love it and cannot WAIT to get the supplies so I can try this technique out myself...

Elizabeth Sloman -

Sandi MacIver said...

I agree, I think because the long thin piece with the bird on it - is on top, it makes the piece appear longer. The paper is STUNNING, I can't wait to give your new technique a whirl.

Stampin' Designs said...

I like number #2 the best as the long thin piece gives more detail as it's not covered up and it makes it POP. They are both fabulous though. Love the colours. TFS

Ramblin Rose said...

Are there more instructions on how to make the hand painted paper?

Joyce Spear said...

Despite the above comments, I like the first one better. I think the layout works better, making it easy for my eyes to look from upper left to lower right. Also, the bird is looking more towards the center of the piece rather than off the right side of the frame. If the bottom panel would have been made just a little smaller so it doesn't cover up so much of the bird panel, it'd be perfect.

I will be trying this technique myself soon... can't wait!!


Jamie said...

I like sample #2 - the colors contrast a bit better, although I like the set up and the background color and that is stamped in sample #1. Combine the two - take the background and format of #1 and put the layers of #2 on that and have sample #3. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. Jamie (

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I'm in the minority....I like the 1st one better! :)

~Wendy Hawkinson

GratefulStamper said...

I like #1 better, also. I would make the lower image smaller, so it doesn't cover up as much of the bird image. I love the background paper. I saw your post on SUDS and had to track down your blog for the sample pictures. Thank you for sharing directions.
Ellen Barner

Latenightstamper said...

Thanks for you comments! I am happy to share our directions with you.
That is what we do, share what we love. Shirley and I spent hours and hours creating beautiful papers and we still enjoy making them 10 years later! Enjoy!
For a fun aged look, try using watered down basic black ink from stampin up. Another fun paper is night of navy with a sprinkle of rock salt on it while it dries!!! It looks like a starry night.
Sherrill Graff