Splotch: what a silly word. I even looked it up on dictionary.com to make sure that I was using the word correctly – haha!
After some lovely posts about accessory trends, I felt the need for a little DIY project! So – here enters the splotch cards…
I recently did a painting project in which I used small amounts of a variety of colors. Here’s my fancy paper plate palette. It seems I always have so much paint leftover on the plate when I’m finished that I didn’t want to go to waste.
I love making cards. So – to use up all the paint, I thought what if I dipped the card fronts into the paint! I had several of these small cards that I purchased from the dollar section in Target a while back. I didn’t love the design on the front – so I thought they were the perfect candidate for this project!
I simply took the front of the card and pressed it down into the plate. Here you can see I started out by splotching right in the middle of the plate.
Here are my cards drying… [again with my fancy materials: I placed them on a plastic Wal*mart bag. I like to use plastic so the wet edges pull right off – with paper they can stick and tear]
So, of course, I couldn’t just stop there. I had to embellish a little bit!
Every girl needs a little bit of bling.
Splotch card #1: “Blessed”
And on to the second card….
Splotch card #2: “You Rock!”
Give it a try – every card is sure to be one-of-a-kind! You could even intentionally stripe or rainbow the paint on the plate before splotching!