I have so many paints because I love the colors but I find that I don't use them very often.
For November, ScrapFIT had a challenge to smear and smudge paint on your layout. Not only did this challenge me to get some of those paints down and use them, but to get messy and create a fun background for this layout.
I used a skewer to drip and roll and smear the paint and once dried, layered the photos on top. I embellished with leaves cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Leaves die, using burlap and embossed paper.