Design Team Wednesday with Lisa Dickinson!

Design Team Wednesday with Lisa Dickinson!

I am a huge fan of my electronic die cutter and I use it on almost all my pages! Being able to customize the size, shape, and material of elements on my page is one of the main reasons it’s my most-used tool. But even after they are cut, there are lots of ways to make your die-cut shapes unique for each page design.  One of my favorite ways to customize them is with paint!


On this colorful page, I cut out a repeating title from white card stock. But before removing it from the backing sheet, I added paint, brushing each word with a different shade of the rainbow.  I love watercolor paints for this technique, but you can also use watered down acrylics or even spray mist to accomplish the same look. 




Once the paint is dry, you can remove each piece from the backing and arrange it on your page. I adhered mine to the layout with rows of stitching and then added lots of layered embellishments that are color-coordinated with each piece. 


So the next time you want a completely unique element in your design, try a little paint on your die cuts!  I think you'll love the result!

To all our Canadian readers, have a wonderful happy Canada Day!

~  Lisa Dickinson

2015-07-01T11:12:13-04:00July 1st, 2015|Projects & Tutorials|


  1. Nina Oelke July 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Happy Canada Day to everyone at SCT too 🙂

  2. Kelly A. Crowl July 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm


  3. MaryAnn July 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Happy Canada day
    Love your technique and layout

  4. barbara macaskill July 1, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!! LOVE this look! TFS!@

  5. NinaN July 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    No Canada Day themed post? Just a brief mention at the bottom? This is very disappointing from what was once my favorite Canadian scrapbooking magazine.

  6. Dorina D July 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Wonderful idea and such an easy way to use watercolors. Love the layout. Great job.

  7. Nora July 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    WOW!! This is fabulous!! I love this idea and will have to try it!!

  8. Ruth Gauss July 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Great effect! I loved reading about this in the Summer Issue! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!
    Happy Canada Day!

  9. theCook July 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Lovely layout!

  10. rosalie July 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Fantastic way to use the watercolors! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Roxanne July 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This is really beautiful Lisa!

  12. Melissa Morales July 3, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I am amazed. I see others using water colors on different projects but I have not tried it yet. I am going stock up on paint when back to school sales start. I am wondering if you had to clean your mat after?

  13. Mendi Yoshikawa July 4, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Such a fun layout. I love anything with rainbows and your watercolor technique turned out super cool! 🙂

  14. prt July 5, 2015 at 7:09 am

    fun layout and technique

  15. Denise Ward July 7, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    There is NO WAY I would’ve thought to do this, but the idea is perfect! I really love the layout. It is so fun and really celebrates the memories captured in the pictures! Great job, Lisa Dickinson! 🙂
    Happy Summer to everyone at SCT!

  16. Stacie D July 10, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Love this LO and colorful elements, Lisa!

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