|Inside Views - painting a cardboard book. The theme for The Sketchbook Challenge this month is "Views." So this is my interpretation. This is a 2-part post.
|I used a regular cardboard book, and cut out additional windows on each page. My vision is to have a view through to the next page.
|The paint that I used was Craft Smart Acrylic Craft Paint from Michaels (inexpensive). I painted each page a different vibrant color.
|After I painted the first two pages, I realized that I should have masked out the windows to keep them white. So use post it notes to protect the windows from the painting process. You will remove them later.
|The next step was stenciling each page with a contrasting color and a different stencil design. I used this cool Color Box dual round brush, that I've had forever.
|It may look a little messy to you, but I am not aiming for perfection here. It will add to the charm of the book when it is finished.
|The 3rd layer of paint needs to be another contrasting color, so that all of the layers show through one another and give your house depth. I used a rubber comb to achieve the designs. Paint, and comb immediately, while the paint is still wet.
|Use the comb to make patterns in the paint - swirls, straight lines, curves and just have fun with it. You can use a paper towel to help with the drying process, by laying a single sheet across the page, and then removing it immediately.