Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have another fun technique to share, painting with wet wipes. This technique gives you a complete different effect that using a brush or sponge, so it’s great to add to your “technique toolbox” 

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The painting with wet wipes technique is not hard at all There are a few things to keep in mind and I will tell you all about that in the video.

So be sure to watch the video to get all tips and tricks to make you a wet wipe painting pro.

The base is a big sheet Neenah Solar White Cardstock ( SBC | ELH ). 

I am using Dylusions PAINT – Laidback Lilac ( JGG ), Periwinkle Blue ( JGG ),
Peony Blush ( JGG | SBC ) and Funky Fuchsia ( JGG ) this is a fast drying bright coloured paint. Using the wet wipes makes the colours a bit translucent and they blend beautifully which gives a amazing effect.

I think wet wipes are maybe the most versatile non-crafty items to use in your crafting. And ok I have to admit when it comes to crafting we can use about anything.

And this even goes more for mixed media, if it’s not attached to wall or floor it’s on the list, with some exceptions of course:-)

Building a Background

After that I use a Joggles Mask Stencil – Droplets ( JGG ) to add some texture with two of the same colours paint used for the background. An Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool ( SBC | ELH | JGG ) was used to add the next paint layer.

To keep paper and stencil in place I used the Ranger Ink – Make Art – Stay-tion ( SBC | JGG ) with the big magnets. A very helpful tool for different kind of projects.

To add more texture I used different stamps, Old Book Page ( RBB ), Grungy Harlequin( RBBand Mix A Sentiment #2( RBB ). Stamping through the stencil gives a fun effect.

The ink colours were picked to match the background colours. It was a mix of Distress Oxides Ink Abandoned Coral( SBC | JGG ), Shaded Lilac( SBC | JGG ) with Picked Raspberry( SBC | JGG ) and Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad – Morning Mist ( SBC ) for a softer grey colour.

Here is the finished background with all the layers ready to cut to size for cards. The card size was 4 by 5 3/4 inch so the backgrounds where cut 1/4 inch smaller. This way you get a nice white edge around the backgrounds.

The finished cards

The Textured Flowers ( RBB ) were stamped with the Scrapbook.com – Premium Hybrid Ink Pad – Black ( SBCand fussy cut using a Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors ( SBC | TNCUK | TNCThis is definitely my favorite pair of scissors not only for fussy cutting.

Something New And Cute, Mini Prills

This is a great find, the new mini Prills. Great for extra texture, on this card the US Artquest Mini Prills – Lemon Chiffon ( JGG ) were added in sort of doodle lines. 

The mini Prills come in various sizes and look a bit like mini art stones and they are quite cute. 

They come in lots of colour to match your projects, you can check them all out at the Joggles site. There are also bundle packs available and besides the one colour pots, that are also in different shades, there are also mix colours.

Word of warning, they are all super pretty, so choosing can be quite a challenge:-)

Added Sparkle

For the other card I decided to add Studio Katia Silver Crystals ( STD ). With the Studio Katia Embellishment Wand ( ELH | STD ) is adding crystals a no brainer. Picking up the crystals and adding them in Glossy Accents  SBC | ELH | JGG ) that was used as a glue is so easy.

The tip of the wand is wax and it has a soft touch so it picks the crystal up and holds is enough to move it onto the card. But it also lets go easy when it touches the glue.

This way you don’t have to press it in the glue preventing the glue from popping out from under. 

Here you can see some of the background texture and the sparkling Crystals up close.

The Next Pair Of Cards

The pattern of the stencil shows really well with the bright colours paint, it gives some great texture. The added white flowers with the yellow heart really pop without overtaking completely.

On this card Exotic Onyx Studio Katia Pearls ( ELH | STD ) were added in groups also in sort of doodle lines. This makes them quite an eyecatcher. Love those added different colours from the pearls.

Another close up, showing how great the pearls fit the colour scheme.

On this card you can see the US Artquest Mini Prills – Silver Lining ( JGG ) and the close up really show the different sizes. By the way they are not round but more odd shaped:-) This makes that they don’t roll as much as mini pearls or micro beads that always end up all over your desk.

Let’s Finish Up

For the journal style sentiments Mix A Sentiment #2 ( RBB ) & Journal Words ( RBB ) stamps were used. They were stamped and heat embossed in white on black paper to add some contrast.

The black and white splats were made with POSCA Paint Pen Fine PC-3M in Black ( JGG ) and White ( JGG )

That about sums it up, I hope you are inspired to get messy with paints yourself. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!