I knew I wanted to make leaves for the background of this layout, to symbolize spring, so I grabbed a sheet of cardstock, some gesso, and some acrylic paint and just started playing. Unfortunately, that section of video became the victim of technical difficulties. I basically mixed a small amount of acrylic paint with a lot of water to create a wash and layered it over the background. While it was still wet, I took a bottle cap I had laying on my desk and twisted it into the paint. I then hit the paint with a heat gun to dry it quickly. Once it was dry, I went back over with another wash of yellow paint.
Supplies: Paper: Studio Calico (Weathered, Tim & Beck, Green Acres), BasicGrey (two exclusives for Studio Calico); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Stylist); Paint: Liquitex, Folkart; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (warm calico); Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Sprinkles; Stickers: Hello Forever for Studio Calico; Other: Bo Bunny doily