An Ode To Martha Stewart

It’s no secret that I worship Martha Stewart. She’s a goddess.

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She runs a mothereffing empire AND chills with Snoop Dogg? Seriously, sign me up.

M.S. is everything I aspire to be.

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I love her whole image, but most of all I love her craft products.

When she announced her new craft paint line I knew I HAD to try it. I got my hands on the watercolour soft gels ASAP and…I fell in love.

copper paintBasically, it’s acrylic paint with watercolour properties. Right?! It’s hella cool.

You can use it as regular acrylic paint or you can dilute it with water so it acts as watercolour paint. I picked mine up at Michaels (of course!) and I can’t recommend it enough.

 

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Cardstock, puffy sticker, alphabets: American Crafts. Paint: Martha Stewart Crafts. Acetate flowers, card, word sticker: Crate Paper. Number diecut, stamp, label: Studio Calico. Flower: Prima Marketing. Enamel dots: Simple Stories. Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs.

 

By far, my favourite colour option from the watercolour line is metallic copper. 

The background of this layout came together super easily; all I had to do was swipe the paint over the cardstock with a wide flat brush. I diluted it slightly with water – just to thin it out a bit. I think it makes a good “anchor” for my photo grid.

Scrapbooking tip: if I’m ever unsure of what direction I want my layout to go in, I start with a grid. Simple, yet super helpful. It’s a great starting point for building a design.

I enhanced the grid with some sewing + then added simple embellishments.

I’m super excited to try these paints out in a mixed media project next. I think it will be really cool to incorporate into my art journal or maybe on a watercolour canvas. Whaddya think? Do acrylic + watercolour paints seem like something you would use?

B.

 

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