Led a cardmaking class last night featuring handpainted backgrounds. I really like making these acrylic paint backgrounds - I just slosh on paint until I am happy with it. I usually start with leftover paint from my palette after a project and water it down to make a wash and apply it to a sheet of paper or several depending on how much paint I have. The next time I am painting I add more colour washes and repeat the process until I like the look of it. I designed and colour printed the round tag and punched it out. I really like the colour of this one.
I found this layout in a magazine - Joy of Cardmaking. Lots of really good card making ideas.