Do you want to learn a cool technique today? Today I am going to be showing you how to use acrylic paint and saran wrap (plastic wrap) for a really neat background effect for your creations. We are going to use the background creation to create a birthday card. Whether you learn better by video or a pictorial, we have both! Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to create this:

Baby wipes

Paper for paint technique

Saran/Plastic wrap

Paper for sentiment


Twine or ribbon

Adhesive and foam squares

Paint and palette or plate

Sentiment for card


Stamping block



Step 2: Place Paint on Palette and Gather Wrap Into a Ball

Step 3: Pat Ball Into Paint Lightly

Step 4: Take Ball With Paint and Tap on Paper

Step 5: Clean the Paint Off of Your Work Area

Step 6: Gather Your Stamps, Sentiment Paper, Stamp Block and Ink Pad

Step 7: Peel Off Your Stamp, Ink Stamp and Stamp Your Sentiment

Step 8: Punch Out Sentiment

Step 9: Wrap Your Twine (or Ribbon) Around Your Tag

Step 10: *Time Saving Tip*

If you watched the video, you will see that I didn't like where the knot was for my tag sentiment. This is a quick tip on how to solve that problem so that you don’t rip your paper while trying to move your knot or bow to the place you wanted it to be for your project.

Step 11: Place 3-D Foam Squares on Sentiment Tag

Step 12: Adhere Paper With Paint Technique to Card Base

Step 13: Adhere Your Tag to Your Card

Step 14: Your FINISHED Result :)

Here is your finished result! Thank you for watching this tutorial and I hope you subscribe so that you are able to see my future tutorials as well :) Have a great day!

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Bio: My name is Melissa Mueller and I have always enjoyed being creative or at least as far back as I can remember. I remember loving ... More »
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