Episode #39

December 4, 2020


A2 Card






Craft paint

About The Episode

Episode archive posted on December 7, 2020

Episode #39 was a great night. The “Peanut Gallery” was filled with familiar and new friends. Julie Carriere made our night prettier and more FUNN by being our Guest Crafter. I loved how Julie went for it! I love how she pulled the papers together – so pretty, used the paint – so brave, and added the die cut leaves all in a gorgeous monochromatic scheme. Way to go, Julie! Don’t believe me? Scroll down to see her three beautiful cards! Thank you so much for being a great sport, and so FUNN to spend an evening crafting with, Julie.

The parameters

LOTS of room for interpretation with this set of parameters! Most card makers are very comfortable with A2 size cards, so the wheel was nice there. Monochromatic (or “chromomatonic”) brought in lots of variety – so FUNN.  Leaves are to images as neutrals are to color; leaves are good anytime. Then, just when the wheel world was going peaceful, the wheel turned on us, and gave us craft paint! But, it turned out the craft paint is not a deal breaker, but a stimulating creative element!


Ready for a gallery of outstanding cards? You are in for a lot of creative FUNN below! Look at all the colors the contributors chose, how the leaves are prominent or just barely there, and the many ways “craft paint” was interpreted. Some people didn’t have craft paint, and that was ok. There are some great “paint” jobs with other supplies. Check it out! I think you’ll enjoy this week’s tremendous contributions, I know I have. Of course, you are encouraged to shout, “KISS YOUR BRAIN!” in the comments below to Julie and the contributors.

You are invited to join the Craft Roulette Facebook group. There you will see cards featured, our current virtual Christmas card share, and you can post cards using parameters after the submission boards have closed. To be approved all the questions must be answered and you must agree to the rules. Thank you!

During this episode, you’ll learn…

  • how a business names can open conversations
  • hybridizing ideas
  • what kind of crafter Julie is
  • what happens when a parameter muddies your ideas
  • how does Julie power through a creative block
  • what “Julie Math” is
  • that there is a thing as “craft smells”
  • a tool organization idea you can make!


Creativity is not always as spontaneous as it may seem. It doesn’t always translate from your head to paper at first, either (ask me how I know). Creativity can come from parameters put together with product and years of experience. The variety of interpretations of the same four parameters is astounding, and we see it every week! This episode shows how a crafter who feels she isn’t one who “wings it” has larger creative “wings” than she thought. Explore your creativity, and share with us. Everyone is so unique and creative. We’re glad you’re here.


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The Great Julie Carriere

Julie Carriere.
Julie Carriere
Julie Carriere

Guest Contributors

I picked green for my color. I did black splatter in the white frame and craft cardstock for the leaves.
Angela Steinhoff
White craft paint was mixed with Lagoon shimmer brush-splattered on the leaves. Some sequins are clear - look purple in photo :O
Alyson Mayo
Ontario, Canada
I used white acrylic craft paint on the dots on the flowers.
Christy Dillman
Light blue ink w/ black blending brush (oops), heat embossed pine tree "leaves," dabbed white pigment ink behind "Noel," splattered shimmer.
Patty Beck
It’s an A2 monochromatic Rose gold card, with leaves and little drops of white acrylic paint.
Hildenell Vilchez
For my “craft paint”, I used a well loved brush to Stickles Glitter Gel to the layered papers
Sue Bruch
Alessa Lemoine
A2 card, where I watercolored the cut leaves monochromatic green, using gold metallic paper as my neutral.
Ellen Card Monkey Jarvis
I painted leaves and background with purple gouache paint. (Cover plate was used to hide my first unsuccessful attempt at painting stripes)
Jackie Muller
Whyalla, Australia
I used a dry brush and Folk Art Metallica Pure Gold craft paint on the olive cardstock.
Sue Masoner
I took inspiration from Julie to make this sympathy card for my nephew & his wife. It's hard to see, but the craft paint edges the kraft paper.
Amy Ulen
Great parameters! Who knew craft paint could be so Funn! Used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches too
Mary Naber
Great parameters! Who knew craft paint could be so Funn! Used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches too
Mary Naber
Great parameters! Who knew craft paint could be so Funn! Used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches too
Mary Naber
Monochromatic A2 With holly leaves and Acrylic craft paint mixed with water and splattered with paint brush.
Kathy Hering
A Unity stamp company leaf, monochromatic, A2, Black acrylic paint mixed with water and splattered with tiny paint brush.
Kathy Hering
I used the same embossing folder for both cards, and use black cardstock bases. I considered metals as neutral, creative license.
Judy G.
I used the same embossing folder for both cards, and use black cardstock bases. I considered metals as neutral, creative license.
Judy G.
I have white iridescent paint on the middle of the circles and my leaves may be tiny..but they are there. Finally got to use these thin cuts.
Jacque Rippe
TRs Place
New York
Hard to see in picture but there are small pine images stamped in the background.
Vicky Logan
On a white card I used die cuts of the Nativity scene and of leaves. Paint around the sentiment and some blinks.
Cris Pazmino
take 2
Lena Marie
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