You ever find an idea you really want to try and get really excited about it? This was it.
Or maybe NOT!
Good idea gone bad.
It may not be the technique it may be me. Well, yes, it's probably me because when I saw this done I LOVED how it turned out. I didn't save where I found it because I just saw it in passing and remembered what they did. Here's how you go about it and maybe you will have better luck than I.
Cut up magazine pieces. I'm guessing any printed paper would work well too.
Adhere with modge podge or gel medium, whatever you like.
Create a random pattern but cover the page.
Trace an image that you want to use. Pick something simple unlike my complicated one. It think that was one of my issues. I should have started with a heart. I may try that next.
Once you trace it go ahead and paint everything except the inside area of what you traced. You may need extra coats of paint if you pick a light color like I did (next mistake).
After you finish the painting you can take something to sand away at the pieces so you can see the texture and remove a little bit of the paint, here and there.
Here's my final outcome to oooh and ahhh over...NOT!
I can't believe I'm even showing you all this because I really hate it but maybe someone can do wonders with the technique. I will try it again when I get brave.