Good morning! I am excited to share this bright, vibrant, layout with you today! You might want to put sunglasses on because it’s pretty bright. LOL, I love yellow… whenever I’m creating with it, it makes me so HAPPY. Today, I’m going to share a fun tutorial with you on how you can use gesso, paints, stencils, and stamps to create a fun, vibrant layout. I am also going to share with you, how you can create your very own die cuts! Super fun!!

To begin, I covered a sheet of white cardstock with gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I added a few different colors of acrylic paints. Do not skip the gesso. The gesso helps harden the paper so it’s easier to cut out the images. I got messy and blended the paints here and there.

I let the paint sit for about 20 minutes. These paints dry fast, but I wanted to make sure the paint was completely dry before I moved on to the next step.

I love this sunflower stamps so used this stamp to stamp all over the painted cardstock. Then I cut the images out using a pair of scissors. Here are the colors I used on this layout. I decided to go a little crazy with the colors, but I love the outcome!

I used my butterfly punch to use up all of my scraps. I did not want to waste any of the painted paper… My thought was, I can keep these in a drawer to use on another project! Saves me a lot of time and work!

Here are a few close-ups of the completed project. What do you think? This is such a fun technique and it’s sooooo easy to do!

Thank you for visiting today! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!


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There is a unique BATCH NUMBER on every single bottle of paint. We are able to tell
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3 replies
  1. DaleAnn Cubbage
    DaleAnn Cubbage says:

    Oooh, girl I love this page!! Those colors and your diecuts are wonderful! Great job! I just love it!!

  2. Wendy La Croix
    Wendy La Croix says:

    Nicole!!! This is just perfection! I love how bright and happy it is…STUNNING! xoxo

  3. Lisa Amiet
    Lisa Amiet says:

    This is so awesome Nicole <3

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