Barbara Rankin is a mixed media artist who loves to learn new techniques and to share her knowledge with other artists. If you have or have not heard of Viva Décor Paper-Soft-Color, Barbara explores how it differs from other products of the same nature.
This product is well applied with a sponge brush. Please note that dense sponge works best. Paper-Soft-Color is perfect for making soft, gradated colored backgrounds. They blend extremely well and are super simple to use. Those who are familiar with distress inks will confirm this. Besides, the colors are very soft and quite transparent. You will be required to use very little paint, thereby making it excellent for stenciling with very little to no bleeding. In addition, the use of different colors gives you a graduated soft effect, to make a beautiful background. The coloring of the background begins with the lighter colors.
You can also use the stencil technique where you blend the stenciled areas right into the background. You can also apply the paint through a stencil with a spatula for a dimensional look then add glitter to the paint while still wet for added sparkle.
Because of her intelligence and creativity with mixed media Rankin has been published in several paper and online magazines. Besides, she is a contributing artist in a book: Make it in Minutes. She celebrates when everyone seems to enjoy their creative gift within them.