Hello Colourcraft friends. Gail here. It's wedding season! Lots of requests for wedding cards and I decided to make this one using card painted with Aztec paints.
There are lots of advantages to painting your own card. Everything co-ordinates and you can re-purpose and recycle materials that may be on their way to the bin. In this case I have used ex-cereal packaging. Check out those cereal boxes ladies! It's often good quality card. Painting your own with Aztec paints gives a beautiful metallic finish without the hazards of mirror card, which is prone to easily being scratched and marked and may also be affected by certain glues.
I started by painting my card, ex-weetabix box, with Aztec Metallic Gold paint.
I used three different dies to cut the shapes I wanted. These are Marianne Design dies, many of which have an emboss design as well as a cut design. The Aztec painted card is fabulous to pick up the embossed details. I also painted a circle of card with Green Aztec paint. I am going to use this to give a faux stained glass effect to my stacked dies. The Aztec paints have such a lovely shimmer and gloss it looks like semi-opaque glass.
I found a metal charm from Korthobby that was a antique gold colour. I painted it with the gold Aztec paint. The center is the original colour of the charm. I was going to paint it all but decided to leave it like this because I liked the contrast. There's a bit of texture on this charm so the Aztec paint went on easily. It your surface is flat or glossy it may be a bit more tricky. I removed the hanger circle thingy with a pair of snips.
Here are all the layers put together. I also painted the base card with the Aztec gold paint. The green is gorgeous in the real and I love that it shows through the holes in the design.
Thanks for visiting. I hope I have given you a few ideas on how to use your Aztec paints. Have fun. Hugz