Monday, May 1, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Paint It Tag using Dylusions Paint

"Paint It" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme and we're also featuring Dylusions products.  It just doesn't get any better for me than using paint!  In fact, if there was a challenge that was to NOT use paint, you'd probably find me curled up in a little ball in the corner of my craft room wondering how I will ever face the universe again!  Yep.  I do love me some paint.

I made a scrappy little book out of a tag folded in half.  I started by mixing water and Dylusions acrylic paint and streaking it down a piece of sketch paper.

Next I doodled some shapes with a pencil, then filled them in with more colors of paint.  I also outlined my shapes with Nuovo watercolor pencils.

While that dried, I stamped some sentiments/text onto newsprint paper using Tim Holtz's Theories stamp set.  I also cut some scallop shapes out of Simple Stories' Flea Market patterned paper and added some paint to those.

Next I got out a black Dylusions tag and folded it in half.  Then I tore my painted collage in half and glued it to the Dylusions tag.  I added white paint, one of the scallop-shapes, and some text up the spine side of the tag book.  I stuck some AALL & Create Mix and Match washi tape to the inside of my paint shapes, doodled some circles on the side, and added some bright orange dots.  I outlined the book with some darker paint and more pencil lines.

For a finishing touch, I stamped out the sentiment "Try" using Whimsy Stamps' Boho Alphabet and added that to the front.

I collected some paper scraps for the inside, folded them in half, and bound them with string to my tag book cover.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you get painty this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!