Did you ever try to make a multicolored paper from a painted paper template? This is what the ‘classic’ painted paper template looks like:
By giving the template a color overlay (or even a gradient if you feel really adventurous), you can achieve all sort of ‘tone-on-tone’ looks. It never really comes out looking ‘really’ multicolored though…
I got frustrated trying to make a ‘real’ looking two-colored paper one day – with two colors so opposite to each other it would never come close to what I had in mind. That is when I decided to make some painted templates, only with multiple layers. Duh! I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this out. Maybe you have already seen this all over the scrapbooking world, but I haven’t. And I needed me some. So I made a couple of papers with two or more layers. It works like this:
color / layer 1:
color / layer 2:
By playing with blend modes or giving them an alternate background color, you can achieve even more colors and effects.
If you like these, the Multicolor Painted Paper Templates #1 has just been released at Pixel Scrapper!