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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Paint Scraping Technique-Traci Bautista

Well, I spent some of my Christmas money on Traci Bautista's new book - Collage Unleashed. I really love her carefree attitude and style when it comes to making collage backgrounds. This particular technique is Paint Scraping.
All of these pieces use cheapo watercolor paper from Wal*Mart. These were a ton of fun and I highly recommend the book! If you would like to see directions for this technique, you can see it on the DIY Website/Craft Lab in an episode where Traci demo'd it on the show: Painted Papers: Color Scraping








Here are 2 - 8x10 inch canvas backgrounds I made with the Paint Scraping "leftovers"


7 comments:

  1. I LOVE your experiments with the paint scraping technique! Don't you just love her book, it so happens I was enjoying Traci's book even this morning and I'm gonna try dying some paper towels one of these days...Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi! Can you be more specific about how did you go about using the paint scraping technique? I would like to try this on thick primed canvas using natural pigments and it would be great if you could give me some tips.

    Thanks,

    FGE

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  3. Hi!
    To get the best tutorial on this technique, I would recommend purchasing or borrowing from the library Traci B's book.
    Honestly, it is very easy. I used acrylic paints. I'm not sure what natural pigments are....?? If they are a spreadable medium, then it should work just fine.
    Take a look at the link to the HGTV episode that Traci was on. She goes into detail there......
    In a nutshell:
    Squirt or dab your acrylic or other medium onto the canvas and use the credit card to smooth and/or smoosh the colors around. Try to only scrape an area once. Once dry, you can add more layers of color, stamped images, glitter, and/or other "visual" goodies.
    I hope this helps a little. You can email me directly if you would like more info:
    beegsmachine@yahoo.com

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  4. Great technique. Your colors are terrific.

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  5. Hello, congratulations for your great work, it is very impressive.

    I have a blog about blogging, design and tips; Was posting about blog backgrounds, and in my research I found your beautiful papers.

    I would like to ask for your permission to offer some of your images as blog backgrounds, named as you have them and with a link to your site and authory of course.

    I would very much appreciate your response.

    Thanks in advance for your answer whichever it be, and thanks very much for sharing yur craft.

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