Monday, February 11, 2008

A little tiny sneak peek at my March CSS kit reveal

Here is a simple little technique to dress up your brads a little to match whatever paper you are working with. These were large silver round brads that I dipped in acrylic paint. The trick to getting an even distribution of paint is in how you lift the brad from the paint. First, squeeze a small amount of paint onto a scrap piece of paper or plastic tray. Dip your brad straight down into the paint. If you lift the brad straight up to remove it from the paint, you will get a bubble on top. To get a smooth finish, with the brad still dipped in the paint, turn the brad on its side, and then carefully lift it straight up. Then let the brad rest on its side to dry. Here is an example on a layout that I did with the March CSS kit. Check back on the first of March for the full reveal!


Angie said...

Great tip thanks Deb, I can't wait to see the rest of your creation, what I can see of it looks super cute.

Elizabeth said...

Great idea. I would have never thought about painting them. Thanks! I can't wait to see the whole LO! :)

Chris said...

omg i love it!!!!!!!!