Using Multicolor Painted Paper Templates

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 madeĀ a couple of papers with two or more layers. It works like this:

color / layer 1:


color / layer 2:


end result:


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!



2 thoughts on “Using Multicolor Painted Paper Templates

  • April 20, 2015 at 11:08

    These are amazing. And nope, I haven’t seen them all over scrap world, and especially not CU. Never mind CU4CU like the Pixel Scrapper license allows (can you guess what designer is going to be making some papers with these someday soon? yep, it’s me!) . Back when I relied on templates for my designs (and I do still rely on other peoples’ brushes and other resources when it comes to artsy stuff, I have yet to get out the paper and paint myself) I looked around quite a bit for layered artsy paper templates. There are a few, but as far as I can recall not many that are CU and none that are CU4CU. Anyways, you are a genius, and a goddess, and have totally made my week!

  • May 19, 2015 at 17:55

    YOU ARE A GENIUS! And so right…I thought these were awesome when I was uploading them but now I really need to make time to play with them!!! <3 <3

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