Sunday, 1 January 2012

Welcome to 'One Word, One Technique'

Welcome to our new weekly project 'One Word, One Technique'. Each Sunday here on the TMC blog you will find a new project posted by one of our DT.

So how does this project work you ask?
We have assigned a different technique to each month of the year and each week has a specific word. The idea is that you create a project, be it a card, layout, art journal page etc based on that weeks word and using that month's technique.
This way you will end up with many projects (or maybe you will create a year long mini book or journal based on each word?) using a range of techniques, the challenge being trying to use the same technique in different ways throughout each month! Some words may mean a lot to you, others may spark no inspiration, so feel free to join in with ones ones that you like or challenge yourself to join in them all. The word may be the title of a layout, the word in a quote, it may spark an idea or remind you of an event. However it speaks to you, that is the fun!

So on to our first:

January Technique - Paint
This weeks Word - Resolution

Here is my finished layout.

As you can see I have used paint in several different ways on my layout.
Firstly I took a paint brush and lightly splattered my cardstock in a few different colours. Then I took a strip of bubble wrap and painted, again in several different colours. I laid this to one side of my background and stamped.

Then I layered up my patterned papers. To create the 2012 stencilled effect I printed out the numbers onto some scrap paper, I cut them out and using a removable glue adhered them to my layout. Then using a stiff brush I stippled paint around the edges of each number. Once the paint was dry I peeled the paper numbers away and was left with the following effect.

I added my title and journaling and my layout was complete!

I hope you like my example and I hope that you join us in our project. If you create anything using the prompts we would love to see so feel free to add a link below to any photos or your blog. And I hope that everyone had a great start to the new year!

Hugs & Periwinkles,


  1. Looooove it Maxine and great resolutions!!

  2. fab use of paint!!! Love it!

  3. Love your LO Max and I did an art journal page using this prompt thank you x

  4. I love the idea of this challenge and shall certainly be doing as many as I can manage! Thanks for the challenge.