Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Make It Monday #123: Making Your Own Paint

Ashley Cannon Newall shows a really fun tutorial on making your custom colored paint with your reinkers and gesso on this week's Make It Monday for Papertrey Ink.

Luckily, I had recently picked up a bottle of gesso at my local Walmart, so I was able to try this very fun challenge. I stamped a linen bag with Stitches and Swirls, then painted it with gesso and reinkers. My card was made by painting the gesso/reinker onto a piece of sticky backed canvas and then stamping my design on. I ran the canvas piece through my Grand Calibur with the Quartrefoil CP as an impression plate to add a little extra texture to the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed 4th of July weekend!

Papertry Ink Quartrefoil CP, Gesso, New Leaf, Orange Zest and Royal Velvet reinkers,Chia tea ink, Beautiful Butterflies, Stitches and Swirls stamp sets. Brilliance Black Ink was used to stamp on the linen bag.


  1. Your bag is gorgeous! Great color combos. Sweet card too!

  2. Very nice projects. You know that butterfly card would catch my eye! Love it.

  3. Cute projects! Your little bag really caught my eye!

  4. Love that bag! Great colors...