Yesterday I shared a page from my art journal that had a clear overlay page with black paint. When I started out, I intended to just add a black paint border around the page.
As I was applying the paint with an Adirondack Paint Dabber I discovered that the dabber top made a really cool brush stroke look on the clear page. I decided I liked it enough to keep it.
Then a bad thing happened. I went to take the cap off of my dabber to add more paint and the dabber tip came out and I spilled paint all over the center of the clear page, the part I was trying to keep clear for a window effect.
I grabbed baby wipes. When I went to wipe it up, I noticed the wet baby wipe made a cool blotty effect in the wet paint. I continued to do random blotting which blended the brush strokes where I blotted and left a weathered look.
I then took a stamp, wiped it with a baby wipe and stamped the wet image on to the painted area. As you can see in the photo, the stamp lifted the image out of the paint.
I wiped the stamp clean and continued stamping the wet stamp onto the painted surface.
When it was dry, I adhere the painted side of the clear page down onto my pattern paper so that the reverse unpainted side was the finished surface of my page. Using the clean side of the plastic as the top side of the image protects the painted image from scratching and gives a nice shiny finished look to the project. As you can see on the example from yesterday, the color from the page below shows through and accentuates the reverse stamped images.