Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello Young Lovers

We're just about at the end of January and our month-long partnership with Deco Arts media products.  My post today is just me playing with some embellishments.  First, a vintage image from one of the Young Lovers Valentine collages.

I wanted to use this plain chipboard frame and white cardstock and I didn't have anything in my collection already the right color.  The frame and back panel were painted with Deco Art Flesh Tone acrylic paint to match the collage art.

I'm no stranger to altering embellishments.  I use painted and inked paper flowers and chipboard all the time.  Today I thought you might like to see some of the other items that I have painted using my Deco Art acrylic paints.

Brads and swords - plain and painted, side by side.
So go out and play with your paint.  It doesn't always have to be a journal or canvas!  Just have fun.  I hope you'll come back again to see what other fun projects the Altered Pages Design Team has in store for you!


  1. Nice make Robin- I like that you were able to paint your embellies to match your pieces- turned out beautiful!

  2. I do that too when I don't have the right color embellishment to finish off a project. Great idea! :-)

  3. Thank you for wonderful ideas! I have chip board stashed away and never think about it! The card is lovely♥ and I pinned it so I would not forget!!

  4. This was fun to see! The gold corner stickers are so incredibly versatile. I really like using them. Painting the swords was a great idea.

  5. Love that collage image! Great one!

  6. Great tips, Robin. I love playing with paints and trying to get the right color. It is so fun to experiment. TFS