Have you read the magazine Scrap & Stamp Arts by Scott Publications? It is a great magazine for card makers, stampers, general crafters, and painters. When I approached the magazine about my idea for an article they were very open to incorporating painting techniques into their magazine. I've been a subscriber for the past few years and love the magazine but wasn't sure if they had ever published articles using painting techniques specifically for card making but thought that I would give it a shot. I discussed the idea of providing photos showing me painting the background papers as well as the design for the bees and the editor thought it was an interesting idea. I am a very frugal artist and like to be able to control the background papers using media and materials that I have at home rather than running to the store to invest in more papers and came up with the idea to paint my own papers using a batik style of painting. You can also find the process on this blog under my archived articles. It took a little time to get everything together for the article but it was well worth the effort as the article is fantastic and I hope it will be interesting to the readers of this magazine. I have been considering developing a line of stamps from my designs but the costs can be staggering and decided to print out good quality line art printed on good quality card stock instead and have tried to keep the costs down so that card makers and crafters can afford them. You can find these on my website under the Supplies Category in the main menu.
This article is designed for painters and crafters of all skill levels and I hope that you find it to be interesting and leaving you wanting more articles. If you feel that way please contact the editor of the magazine so she continues to be interested in publishing painting designs.