crafting it forward

these are some more of the handpainted greeting cards i made for the craft it forward movement on facebook.

i always keep my papers from painting demos that i give, complete with splatters and experimental brush strokes and color blends. i also use up any leftover paint from projects by painting random patterns on scraps of watercolor paper and cardstock. no paint ever goes to waste!
then whenever i need a nice background paper for an atc or greeting card, i have lots to work with. by cropping "scrap paintings" into smaller sections and adding a little embellishment, i am often pleasantly surprised with the designs that emerge!


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