Paint with Mae

Paint with Mae

Hello Oddies! Elle here with a card I saved with a little creative thinking and some Odd Girl magic.

Although I try to be a neat crafter, my crafting table occasionally gets crowded with WIP projects, with the million supplies I want to use and with a stray empty cup of coffee/tea. And I confess that when that creative inspiration strikes, I don’t bother tidying up first – I just want to jump into crafting! Of course, the clutter makes it easy to accidentally mess something up – such as finding a black smudge on that perfect patterned paper I really really REALLY wanted to use and only had one of…..

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I didn’t want to just throw away the paper, so I decided to get creative and find a way to fix it. One of the first thoughts that popped in my head is to cover up the smudge with splatter. I found a mini splatter stamp in my stash and stamped it right over the smudge. And then the Odd magic comes in, as I remembered I had the lovely Painter Mae digi that I’ve been planning to use for ages. I colored her with Copics and fussy-cut her out with a pair of scissors. I placed her right by the splatter, and made sure to color her paintbrush tip black so it looked like the splatters were her creation.

To keep up with the theme, I also used a painted word die for my sentiment and a few scattered black enamel dots to add that extra dimension. And that’s all there was to it! The end result is a design that looks totally intentional and creative, but started as a mistake.

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