How to Make a Painted Scrapbook Embellishment

I have lots of friends named Michelle that inspire me. ;) It seems as if that was a popular name back in the day, and now all those Michelles have grown up to be crafty types! hehe Today my inspiration comes from a Michelle that is a incredibly talented artist (and one of my best friends!).

She created some little watercolor paintings a few years ago on top of text paper, and that is what I had in mind when I made this little embellishment for my layout.

Start off with a square or rectangle of text paper. I used some October Afternoon paper from theLemonade Stand kit (5 left!).

Choose several colors of acrylic craft paint. You just need a small drop!

Add a little bit of water to each drop.
Brush on some of the watered down paint on the text paper.

Continue to do this to form your background. You don't have to cover the whole thing!

I wanted to make a happy little flower picture- it's simple enough for me to paint!

If you leave some globs of paint on the picture, it'll dry with some texture.
I cut out another quote from the same paper and adhered it on top, along with embellishing it with one of the rhinestone brads from the kit.
Check out that cool embellishment!

(The background/border of this page is made from the Jenni Bowlin Coredinations cardstock in the Lemonade stand kit. To make it coordinate with the painted embellishment, I used the same paint on the embossed polka dots, and then roughly traced around them with a pen.)


  1. How fun to get out the paints and make something orginal! Cool page! :)

  2. I love this LO! Awesome job!

  3. love, love, love it! fun, original idea and something different to do/add. yep, love it! :)

  4. cute! lovin' how you used the cardstock! great pics too!


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