Use paint sticks to make two cards in one go (and a giveaway)

Hello my crafty friends, I have some great stuff for you today! You will just LOVE what you are about to see so keep reading. There will be yet another video tutorial for you showing how to use Β paint sticks to make two cards in one go. Also I’ll show you what my crafty friends created with paint sticks – and I am so proud and happy to have inspired them! And finally – a GIVEAWAY!! YAY!!

Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzixMaking two cards in one go – paint sticks in action

It is not a secret that paint sticks are my favourite kind of paint at the moment. And there are many reasons for that: no mess, fantastic bright colours, gorgeous shine and ease of use, to name a few. I have exploredΒ a few creative the ways to use them in cardmaking, so you can watch my videos on embossing technique, stencils, masking, and painting a butterfly.

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I’ll show you how I use paint sticks to make two cards in one go – how exciting is that?! Without further ado, let’s get creative!

Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
The finished cards

And here is how I made these cards:


How easy is that? No super power needed, painting skills may vary, awesome effects – guaranteed! And this is an absolutely mess-free technique. If you liked this video, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channelΒ and share it with your friends.

use Paint Sticks – get inspired by other crafters

I have some inspiration from my crafty friends who got creative with paint sticks to share with you (with their consent) – two lovely ladies have made a few cards that are so beautiful that it would be a shame not to show them. Here they are:

Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
Creations made by Gill Hargrove

Aren’t these beautiful? Gill told me she really enjoys creating with paint sticks and she sent me a beautiful Thank You card she made with them too! It was such a lovely gesture and the gorgeous card is on the display along with Easter cards I received – it makes me smile every time I look at it. I know you want to see it, so here it is:

Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
Gorgeous colourful Thank You card from Gill Hargrove – embossed heart painted with paint sticks

Jacqui made some gorgeous cards with paint sticks too – fantastic masculine designs but not only. And she was also very kind and sent me a Thank You card she had made using paint sticks and brushos – what a brilliant combination of techniques! Β See for yourself:

Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
Fabulous masculine automotive cards created by Jacqui Lampshire
Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
More cards by Jacqui Lampshire – music themed and bright greens
Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
Bright and cheerful cards by Jacqui Lampshire
Do you want to make two cards in one go? Do you have a cutting die You would love to change into a stencil? Do you love colourful and shiny textured cards? Using cutting dies to make stencils is one of my favourite techniques & it is NOT as difficult as it may seem! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to make two gorgeous cards in one go with paint sticks #cardmaking #stencils #tutorial #video #arttechniques #paperwishart #paintsticks #creative #artsy #diecutting #sizzix
More bright and stunning cards created by Jacqui – Thank You card in orange is the one I received πŸ™‚

Thank you so much, ladies, for these inspirational ideas, I am thrilled to be the one who inspired you to create these beauties! And I am happy to show all creations made with paint sticks – crafters, let me know you’ve created with paint sticks and I’ll show your makes to others.Β 

Giveaway time

Great news, everyone, Little BrianΒ have offered ten of their paint sets

24 Paint Sticks Bumper PacksΒ 

for a giveaway! How fantastic is that? We have 10 sets to give away to 10 lucky winners – and each one will come with a card made by myself using Little Brian’s paint sticks.

Here’s how you can enter the giveaway:

Option one – you can enter here on the blog – just comment below saying what you will Β make with your paint sticks if you win.

Option two – you can enter on PaperWishArt Facebook pageΒ – just follow instructions on the GIVEAWAY post.

And option three – you can enter on InstagramΒ – follow instructions in the GIVEAWAY post.

You are welcome to enter in either or all the places – I will pick 10 winners at random from all entries together.

The GIVEAWAY ends on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 23:59 UK time and the lucky winners (all ten!) will be announced here and on social media as well as Β contacted directly on Friday 13 April 2018 (who says Friday 13th can’t be lucky, right?)

The GIVEAWAY is open to UK entrants only (sorry). But with your support I may run a separate giveaway internationally soon πŸ˜‰

SPREAD THE NEWS

You are more than welcome to share this with your friends – either crafters or parents. The paint sticks are great for adults and as well as for kids.

Good luck!

Well, that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing you join in the giveaway. Have a lovely rest of the week and see you soon!

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  1. Julita I’m now really intrigued to try out these paint sticks, I’ve seen Leigh’s CAS cards where she used die cuts from her coloured paint stick play session and the colours are so vibrant. Could I do any different techniques I wonder? Well until I get a set I don’t know! Maybe a resist technique with glossy accents or stickles hmmm. I’d love to be added to your draw though if not too late … Stephx

    1. Thank you, Steph 😊 I’ve seen the ladies on DC have made some fabulous cards with paint sticks, awesome works! They really are very vibrant and there are probably many techniques to do, glossy accents and stickles seem to be worth a try. I dont know if they react to water but if they do, the resist technique might be tricky – nevertheless the effects could be stunning. I’m glad to see you enter the draw 😊 Good luck! 😊 xx

  2. I’d help my son make some birthday cards for family. I got him a set for Easter and he loves them. Also hoping for a set for the kids to use at my daughter’s 1st birthday party

  3. I would use my paint sticks to turbo charge my card and tag making and also I would get totally immersed in the colours by using them in the decoration of pages in both a handmade art and junk journal. I would make use of the vibrant colours by creating journals with a super happy theme, so that the paint sticks can complement the design and add an extra dimension. I would use black pen to augment the bold effect, and put some black text amongst the paint. I would try this out on my beautiful K and Co papers to achieve an amazing contrast and super impact. I’m very excited about using these paint sticks, so would so a video of my own to talk through my process and the results, whatever they are!! joie de fi

    1. Hi Joie, I love all your ideas on using paint sticks, it’s such a versatile tool and gives a lot of possibilities to be creative, I am sure you’d have so much fun! Goog luck! xx

  4. You latest video is excellent!!! Really can’t wait until my metallic paint sticks arrive tomorrow. I will hopefully be making my Son’s birthday card for later in the the year as Jacqui has kindly offered to send me a stamped guitar headstock image as i told her I loved the card with the peacock type colour effect over the industrial embossed background, so something like that after watching Julita some more times on the wonder videos to get me on track LOL . Keep up the good work but don’t exhaust yourself Julita πŸ™‚ Jane x

    1. You are so kind, Jane, thank you! I am soo excited for you, can’t wait to see what you make with the paint sticks. Jacqui has made some fabulous male cards, she is very good at these and very kind too. I look forward to seeing your makes and hope you have lots of fun πŸ™‚ It’s so easy to use paint sticks, you can’t overdo, multiple layers of different colours only make it look better, which is something I love about them πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see your works – please give me a shout when you upload, I wouldn’t want to miss it! xx

  5. Julita I have just watched your latest fab video and will certaininly be having a go at this one. I have become much more enthusiastic about my card making since discovering the paint sticks all thanks to you xx

    1. Thank you so much, Jacqui! I love how you mix paint sticks and brushos – stunning effects! And I’m so very happy to know you are more enthusiastic, your cards are beautiful! I am honoured to have inspired you πŸ™‚ xx

  6. Absolutely love both of these Julita, great tutorial. Can I please be added for the free paint stick giveaway, I know I have some but I would love to give some to a friend who has just started crafting and who has loved the cards I have done with mine so far. Can’t wait to see what else you do with them. Big hugs Kirsty. x

    1. Thank you so much, Kirsty, you’re so kind! You’ve been added to the draw πŸ™‚ Have I missed your cards made with paint sticks? I have to have a better look – I’m dying to see what you’ve made! I still have some ideas for using paint sticks, so you can be sure there are more videos to come πŸ˜‰ And I am open for any suggestions, there are so many ways to use them, I am sure I haven’t thought of all of them! I’m thinking of making a video on art journal page made with paint sticks (I’ve made a few pages a while ago and would love to do some more!) – what do you think? Hugs! xx

  7. Julita, I would love to win one of these sets. I have just ordered some masks and would love to try them out with some paint sticks. Your cards always look so bright and sparkly. Linda x

    1. Thank you, Linda, for your lovely comment. You’re in for a chance to win – GOOD LUCK! I’m intrigued by the masks – what are they exactly? Do you mean like ball room kind of masks or something else? It all sounds very interesting πŸ™‚ xx

    2. Hi Julie, thanks for your reply. I should have said they are stencils. I was going to try them over brushos. Linda

      1. Hi Linda, thanks for explaining – I can imagine how gorgeous the masks will look in multiple colours with brushos, or with paint sticks – fingers crossed for you! Good luck! xx

  8. Hi Julita!
    Another fabulous video! Thanks so much for your continuing inspiration.
    I had a go at the torn masking tape technique yesterday. I love the way it looks but unfortunately my ‘low tack’ tape wasn’t as low tack as it might have been so it took the surface off the card in a few places when I peeled it off πŸ™
    Do you use a special type of card for your projects as I notice in the video that you don’t ‘de-tack’ the tape at all, just use it straight from the roll?
    Cheers, Clare x

    1. Hi Clare! Thank you so much for your comment, I’m so happy that you like it! I am sorry the tape took the surface off the card, was it at the edge of the paper? I sometimes have the same problem when I pull the tape off at a wrong angle, especially when the paper I use is the “layered” kind. The only thing I can think of, if that’s the case, is you could try pulling the tape slowly in a way that the edge of the card where the tape is stuck is not pulled off as a whole but from one end at an angle, so that the layers don’t get separated (I hope you can understand what I am trying to say – let me know if you want me to take pictures to show what I mean). I found that the card I got from Amazon is really good with tape and paint sticks – and it is a great value for money too. Here’s the link, if you want to give it a go: https://amzn.to/2GeUZlc
      Also the tape I use is really (and I mean REALLY) low tack, it comes off especially when I want it to stay on paper (LOL) – that’s probably because I kept it in a drawer near radiator and the glue has dried a bit. I also tried this technique on hammered paper – a bit different but very interesting texture πŸ˜€ The smoother the card is, the easier it is to pull off the tape.I hope it helps πŸ™‚ xx

      1. Hey there, thanks for the reply and for the link. I’ll probably try the card you recommend and my tape is sitting by the radiator as I type! πŸ™‚

        1. Hey there Clare 😊 I hope it works with the tape – but must admit that paper is a really great deal and value for money, I will soon have to order some more of it πŸ˜… xx

  9. I would love to win this giveaway .My kids and I love painting .especially in the holidays we do a lot of art and crafts . Would be lovely to win .

    1. Thank you for entering! Fingers crossed for you πŸ™‚ These are absolutely perfect for kids to play with and unleash their imagination πŸ™‚ Good luck! xx

  10. Julita I have just watched your latest video and will be having a go at it sometime. I am always excited to see what you create with the paint sticks. Gill xx

    1. Gill, you are fantastic, I love your creations with paint sticks and can’t wait to see what you make this time πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for you lovely comment! xx

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