It's a technique that Glenda at Graphicus demonstrated on Create and Craft TV years ago, that I have copied once before. Today I decided to have another go.
The technique is very simple.....but very messy. Using a large paintbrush loaded with metallic paint, paint over a large paper flower as if you were trying to colour the flower to use it on a project. The 'scrap paper' beneath the flower becomes your art work to cut into smaller pieces to make cards with. I used two different size daisy flowers and two colours of paint for my playtime.
Using metallic paint really makes a picture that sparkles in the light. I'm afraid my photos don't show that effect very well, so you'll have to use your imagination - or even have a go yourself!
Four cards from the blue metallic painted paper........
.............and four from the blackberry metallic paint.
The final photo using a flash, gives an idea of how sparkly the cards are when made up. I stamped Graphicus sentiments to add to some of the cards, but I usually wait until a card is needed before stamping the appropriate words.
The reason I got messy today? Well, I need two Father's Day Cards, and haven't got anything suitable already made. Both of the Dads like gardening and flowers, so most probably a couple of the blue ones will do the job. But I haven't decided which ones yet!