Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fiesta Striped Painted Blanket Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy National Scrapbook Day and Cinco de Mayo! I'm back with a tutorial, inspired by these two holidays, featuring Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion's Paints from


White Cardstock
1/4" Masking or Artist's Tape
Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil
Tim Holtz Arrows Stencil


1. Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 10" X 12". Place masking or artist's tape, 1.5" from the top. Then place another strip an inch from the first one, alternating between 1.5" and 1" all the way down. If you're using masking tape, like I did here, make sure to get rid of some of the stickiness first, by placing onto clothing or carpet, so it doesn't rip the paper when peeling off. 

2. Use fingers to blend Dylusions Paints onto each masked strip. From the top, I started with Cut Grass, blending into Fresh Lime. On the next strip, I used After Midnight, blending into Calypso Teal. Then Postbox Red, blending into Tangerine Dream, and ending with Squeezed Orange, blending into Lemon Zest. Repeat the colors again, starting with the green strip, until finishing up with the red at the bottom.

3. Carefully remove the tape, and don't worry if your lines aren't crisp. As you can see, mine weren't.

4. Apply black gesso to the Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil mainly over the white stripes, and lightly dab the backside of the stencil everywhere else.

5. Apply black gesso to the Tim Holtz Arrows Stencil onto white cardstock, and fussy-cut them, adhering two to the top, and one on the left side of the page. Hand-stitch the sides with white embroidery thread.

6. Apply black gesso to the center of the page before placing photo. Adhere buttons using black and white embroidery threads.

7. Use finger to blend Black Marble Dylusions Paint into White Linen Dylusions Paint, over Bo Bunny's Lasercut Chipboard spelling Celebrate.

8. A couple of fun die cuts finished off this page, including the blue confetti piece that I painted with After Midnight Dylusions Paint.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Try it on Tuesday ~ Stencils/Diecuts  (I used 2 of each)


  1. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  2. A fantastic colourful scrapbook page. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  3. So colourful and eye catching. Great tutorial too. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog for our Anything Goes challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynda x

  4. What a fabulous page! I love the bright colours of the Dylusions Paints and how you created the background - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊