So this was a test run with an idea I had for the Year Long Album class. It was an epic failure. But… I thought that with the right paper and more room I might be able to make it work – and I did!

So today you’re getting a bit of the process from idea to completed teaching pages!

Here’s the card:

adore you

The resist and the Distress Paint idea didn’t work at all the way I wanted but the drywall mesh:

adore you - drywall mesh

and the areas where I took off the mesh:

adore you - drywall mesh negative

are pretty cool.

Then I moved on to my Dylusions Art Journal to test it out again and voila! That’s what I was looking for!

Distress Paint Resist

The resist worked great and so did the paint. The rainbow page was the technique I attempted on the index card:

Distress Paint Resist - rainbow

and the texture that came about is yummy!

Distress Paint Resist - rainbow texture

I then tried out something a little different:

Distress Paint Resist - purple

and love how it ended up as well, with its fun drywall mesh pattern:

Distress Paint Resist - purple texture

And when I moved onto the paper we would be using in class, it still worked – big sigh of relief here! I’ll share those pages after the class takes place on Sunday so keep an eye out for them.

And if you haven’t played with Distress Paint yet, what are you waiting for? Seriously, it’s so much fun the way it moves and reacts with water – go get some and I’ll see you back here with the mini tutorial for these pages in a few days!