HomeArticlesPaint Dragging Paint Dragging By Eric Benedict October 27, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:acrylic paint, cardmaking, handmade card, hero arts, jennifer mcguire, jennifer mcguire ink Related Posts DIY ❤️- CEMENT CRAFT ❤️- Idea of making rockery from bottle,cloth and cement/Creative Cement ideas Quickly Draw Heads with the Loomis Method – Part 1 Sacramento Harvest Festival Preview About Author admin 100 Comments Paula Touhey July 3, 2018 Absolutely stunning cards..simply amazing. Reply Kellie KLupfel July 3, 2018 Enjoyed the longer video tutorial. Reply Brenda Weidman July 3, 2018 I love how you share how to make backgrounds for different cards I am new to card making and have been watching your channel as you have so many cool things you have been sharing Love Love you ideas Thank you Reply Ver Blu July 3, 2018 Great colorful paint technique! Beautiful cards Jennifer! TFS! God bless!! Reply Elizabeth Dindal July 3, 2018 Really enjoyed watching your video! Thank you so much for sharing ? Reply Tiffany B July 3, 2018 Such a fun background idea! Reply jhufendick July 3, 2018 Very cool! Another technique for me to go try! Reply Judy Brown July 3, 2018 Omg seriously!! I've become addicted. SO much fun and beautiful combos. I used a grill scraper on some and an offset spatula with wiggles. Endless possibilities. Thank you. (I think). Warm regards from Michigan. Reply Teresa K July 3, 2018 Absolutely gorgeous! Reply Rachel Hall July 3, 2018 7:32 You are as good as Mark Rothko! Reply Marcee Rodgers July 3, 2018 Acrylic paint is now selling out everywhere ? These are so awesome!! Reply Deanna Robyn July 3, 2018 I love this technique. I've been doing it with my bible journaling for a few years. I love it with neon paints. Reply yasmin Rawlins July 3, 2018 I love the painted background, another way to incorporate my many art supplies! I also love the the ideas for extending the background dies??Thank you for sharing!!!?? Reply Kristine Vencel July 3, 2018 What an easy but very cool technique! Reply Tanya Roberge July 3, 2018 I need to try this. It's absolutely beautiful.p Reply Kathy Ferguson July 3, 2018 Paint dragging is one technique I will definitely try. All of your backgrounds are fantastic. I love the new die in this kit. Your many examples using it are really inspiring. Thanks again. Reply Sarah P July 3, 2018 Oh this was wonderful! I love how your videos not only include the technique, but also show how you turned them into cards because it means I learn so many things in one video! For example, I clicked on this video to learn about paint dragging. But I not only learned about that, I also learned about a bunch of ways to get more use out of background dies, tips for shaker cards, tips for heat embossing, tips for getting (and removing!) shimmer… and many other things! Love your work, Jennifer! ❤️❤️❤️ Reply Clara TimmonsChan July 3, 2018 thanks for sharing this technique, will try it soon. your cards looks great! Reply Eileen Schuller July 3, 2018 Gave me an idea of a new way to prep and spread paint on a gel pad. Can hardly wait to try that. Thanks again Jennifer. You're a wizard! Reply Chalk Couture with Ann Lessner July 3, 2018 You should try using a gelli plate. You would have fun making background Reply Soujanya Akella July 3, 2018 I prefer to use any silicone edged thingys because that silicone edge will not give textured effect like the harder edged thingys. but both the soft edged and hard edged scrape techniques give great blends of colours. Also, to make the backgrounds more interesting, we could use paint dots using the back of the paintbrushes on the blended background and scrape it for a super cool abstract look. Also the second time, we could make half circle motions or wavey motion or any other type to make the top layer interesting. Reply Pat Posk July 3, 2018 Absolutely fantastic…great lesson…paint dragging…like using a squeegee in screen painting. Jennifer you are the leader in techniques…Your brain must be going all day and night for all the great things and techniques you come up with. It's always exciting coming here as I never know what we are going to be treated too.. But I do know one thing…it will be good…it's Jennifer…. thank you for all your hard work and sharing. You are a real giver…share share share…thank you ………pat Reply Wendy O'dell July 3, 2018 Very unique. I can't say I've ever seen a card like this before. All of the cards turned out beautifully. I will be trying this technique as well as the others that were included in this monster tutorial. Lol. But I loved every minute of it❤❤❤ Thanks Jennifer ? Reply Sheena Wilson July 3, 2018 not only will this be great for cards but it has inspired some ideas for my art journal thank you so much for sharing this awesome technic and all the family can do this together Reply Gloria Jordan July 3, 2018 Really lovely, so clever.Xx Reply Judy Kilgore July 3, 2018 Absolutely Awesome!!!! Reply Linda Throgmorton July 3, 2018 Jennifer, I am constantly amazed by the techniques you come up with! I don't have any acrylic paints, but guess what . . . I will have some, LOL. Love each and every technique and design. Thank you for sharing your talents and for such an informative video! Reply Lauren Butler July 3, 2018 Honest to goodness Jennifer, you are so creative and clever! Did Lila pick your coordinating nail polish out for you! Reply Sue Hy July 3, 2018 This is amazing Reply Diane Sharp July 3, 2018 This technique looks so fun! I bet the kids loved it! And thanks for showing how to stretch the dies. 🙂 Reply Gwen Simmons July 3, 2018 TFS, Jenn! Lovely ideas and cards. ???Did the dried acrylic paint, being a plastic polymer, bubble up when you heat embossed it? Reply Judith Sigler July 3, 2018 Hey, Jennifer! OH, WHAT FUN! LOVE the “paint dragging” technique A LOT….SIMPLE, but what an impact and a wealth of “backgrounds” ready to go!! FUN, FUN!! The die-cutting ideas are SUPERB, too. I also appreciate the “shimmer”, “shakers”, and embossing tips you shared, too! Partial die-cutting is SO NEAT! BTW, an “idea”…..for rectangles of different widths = possibly using a “banner die” (which often come in sets w/variety of widths) and doing the “partial die” technique!! Again, “magical” video!! TFS, n’ HAPPY STAMPIN’ n’ CREATIN’! :-)) Reply Alta Beegle July 3, 2018 This is so cool!!! Reply Marie0350 July 3, 2018 I love this technique!!.. I think it is VERY do-able ???❤️ Reply Denise Maynard July 3, 2018 I love this technique! Can’t wait to try it! TFS. Have a blessed day. Reply Donna Dacy July 3, 2018 Great ideas and techniques. Your cards are great and love the painted backgrounds. TFS Reply Terri Conrad July 3, 2018 Thank you Jennifer , for such creative ideas! I love the way your mind works! I have to try these! ?♀️? Reply Stefanie Staniak July 3, 2018 Very fun technique. Now I have to check to see if my paints are usable!? thanks for sharing. Reply YZ KIm Bass July 3, 2018 Always come up with unique and clever cards. Reply Tanya Perrin July 3, 2018 At a glance of the thumbnail I thought this was your standard ink blending- with distress inks BUT was over the moon when I realized it was a new technique using paints! Can not wait to try this….and to try some of your creative uses of the new Hero Arts kit. Reply Karen Fuller July 3, 2018 Oh my I was hesitant to buy this then because I couldn't think oh how to use it. You have a zillion GREAT IDEAS AND TECHNIQUES….So now I can't wait get it….thanks Reply Pat Cyzauskas July 3, 2018 I bought rainbow colors of acrylic paints to deco trim for my craft room. Was going to give it away after I purchased all of DIna Wakley’s paints for my journal BUT now will keep (at least for awhile) and use dragging technique for card backgrounds. I LOVE making my own backgrounds. I usually use Bristol paper & Dyan Reaveley’s acrylic paints. Now I’ll use them all. I’ll use Mixed media or Bristol papers tho. Thanks for giving me a great idea of crafting while I’m dog sitting next week. I’ll get 80 or so dome so I’m ready to make cards when I return home. I plan to make about 60 or so using alcohol inks as well. Much appreciated!!!! Reply Mary Woodbridge July 3, 2018 OMG!! I’m on vacation right now and away from my crafting stuff. I can’t wait to get home and try this!! TFS Reply Jenny wren July 3, 2018 Just love your ideas Jennifer. Gorgeous cards love the paint dragging you are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Reply Alta Beegle July 3, 2018 Jennifer nothing you do is simple.. They are amazing! Reply rose ropp July 3, 2018 Love it?? Reply Margaret McGee July 3, 2018 Thanks so very much. Truly enjoyed today's video. I love everything you do. I'm a huge fan. Today was special. I have a bunch of acrylic paints and always look for ways to use them – today's technique is super cool. I'll rest the brayer and gel plate. This is easier and provide marvelous results. Reply Jane Starling July 3, 2018 I bought some acrylic paint ages ago but have never been brave enough to use it. This has given me the confidence to try it. I loved all your backgrounds & didn't even realise how long it was. Mesmerizing to watch, thank you so much for all your hard work in bringing us all your amazing videos! Reply Estelle Gallagher July 3, 2018 Love the cricket, my birthday is today 7/3. Would make a nice present……. Reply Sharon Perehudoff July 3, 2018 Super amazing cards and technique sure will give it a try in the near future. Gorgeous backgrounds and love the stamp and die cut set. Thank you for sharing another fantastic video, Jennifer always a pleasure learning something new for making a background for handmade cards. Reply Barbara Harrold July 3, 2018 Oh my gosh I LOVE this technique:) you can do so much like die cut letters and soooo much more. Thank you for this idea:) oh yes that stamp/die set is awesome:) it looks like our Beach and Board walk. I must need:) Reply Karen Holberton July 3, 2018 Looks like fun. Reply AizensHope July 3, 2018 Very nice!!! If you have a slightly larger cardstock butted up next to the end of the first one, you can drag paint right into the next one!!! Reply sacconner July 3, 2018 Jennifer, you could sell skis in the Sahara Desert! I went to purchase the Hero Arts add on and it was Sold Out. I just received their email notice this morning about the kit. The entire group of cards you did was outstanding and the new Paint Dragging, is simply amazing! Reply Christa Beard July 3, 2018 Pretty cool. Thank you for the acrylic painting technique. Your talent is amazing! Reply Rachel Tolbert July 3, 2018 Super amazing ideas. I’m calling you Jennifer “Inspire” ! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Reply Jeanne Luddeni July 3, 2018 That is so unique I'll keep this in mind very pretty Reply Lisa Miller July 3, 2018 VERY cool idea! I will have to try this with my metallic paints. Reply franklinmimi July 3, 2018 Thank you for showing so many beautiful backgrounds Reply franklinmimi July 3, 2018 I love how you show the ways to achieve so many different Reply Dyane Downs July 3, 2018 Always amazed! Thank you:) Reply kckid68 -Pam Minteer Holland July 4, 2018 LOve the techniques you showed! Reply charlie tennant July 4, 2018 Wow those backgrounds make those silhouette stand out. You have such a huge knowledge of all kinds of techniques I can not ever miss one of your video. Your talent amazes me and thanks to I have to have this kit. Grandma Leslie Reply Joyce Gandy July 4, 2018 Very pretty cards. Loved them all!! Reply Linda Caldwell July 4, 2018 These are beautiful. Love them and the idea of how you painted Reply Wendy Sharon July 4, 2018 why don't you tape 3 or 4 pieces of the paper together on the back and then you won't waste any paint and make a mess by having it go off the card and onto your board. Just swipe it clear across all three sheets at once. Reply Debi Vintinner July 4, 2018 Great ideas!! I paint rocks& hide for kids at the park too!! Reply girliascards July 4, 2018 very nice Reply Beatrice July 4, 2018 Thank you for the idea of using up my paint on paper!! I've done what you call dragging on wood and slate signs as a background and then paint a ocean with lighthouse, ships or palm trees with beach items free hand! I will paint backgrounds to use when my ordered arrives along with my June's beach set and mermaid stamp sets!! Reply Nicole wooldridge July 4, 2018 Very nice Reply Janet Connolly July 4, 2018 This was a really fun video to watch…and learn from! I love the paint dragging technique and can't wait to try it with some Christmas cards. The deep blues and purples will make beautiful night-time backgrounds for snow and the reds and greens…well I don't need to explain! I have learned a lot by watching your video's, so keep them coming! Reply Pamela Sertich July 4, 2018 Just no end to your talent. Reply Pamela B July 4, 2018 Is white shimmer cardstock recommended for this paint dragging technique? What paper works best? Does the paint crack if it is too thick on the paper? I love this look. I going to try it. Reply Sheri Elmont July 4, 2018 This looks like so much fun. And I have lots of paint! Thank you! Reply Angie Beaumont July 4, 2018 Really enjoyed watching this Reply Marie Harding July 4, 2018 Awesome Video Jennifer! I really like the idea of using paint drops to make backgrounds on cardstock!! Your cards are beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing this video……..you are so talented…..I love watching your videos!!! Reply Sharon Nesvog July 4, 2018 Amazing cards….AND technique!! I've often wondered what would happen if I used my acrylic paints for anything other than my gelli plate designs or mixed media!!! Now I know…thanks to you Jennifer!! This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing!! ☺ Reply Annette Reed July 4, 2018 Beautiful! Reply Marie H July 5, 2018 I will definitely try that; it can also work really well for die-cut words! Reply Karen Daley July 5, 2018 Cool technique! Thanks for the great video. Looks almost as addictive as gel printing! Reply Mary J July 5, 2018 My granddaughter and I had a ball making tons of these backgrounds last night! Such a simple and fun way to created some "magic" with just paint! Thank you! Reply June Lee July 5, 2018 Where do you buy colourful envelopes from ??? Reply Alice Jump July 5, 2018 Fabulous techniques and use of material. Thank you! Reply Pinky O'Hagan July 5, 2018 Wow the colours are just beautiful. Love this technique! Reply Jonie Isenberg July 5, 2018 I don't know how missed this video. it might be in my broken arm video list. When I do what I call ink dragging, I take the ink cubes and start at various places on the long edge of the card and make it look sort of like a wood plank floor. Then decorate as desired with like potted plants. Be sure to hold the ink pad where you start a few seconds so you get good plank look. Hugs to Lila. Reply Mary L July 7, 2018 I can’t wait to try this technique. So fun. Thank you for sharing. BTW, do you remember where got the scoop for embossing powder? Looks like it easier to use. Reply Blanky Jove Rojas July 7, 2018 Wow, amazing cards. Love it !!! Reply Lorri Diane Wright July 7, 2018 LOVE LOVE LOVE this sunburst die. This July kit is sold out already. Is there somewhere else I could get just the sunburst die? Reply Brenda Weidman July 8, 2018 Jennifer what paper are you using is it regular cardstock or is it glossy and also where do you get your glossy cardstock Reply Carol Mikolj July 8, 2018 I loved this, I use acrylic paints a lot in crafts and finding another technique for them is always great. I used four different metallic or pearlescent colours and got four backgrounds in as many minutes. The last one blended too much and was a bit boring so after it had dried I ran it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. It looked beautiful after that! Reply Elin Stengrímssen July 8, 2018 Thank you Jennifer love your technique Love it Reply Poppyfield Card Crafts July 9, 2018 Great use of colour and dies Jennifer. TFS. June 😀 Reply Lori Barnett July 9, 2018 I’m so glad you showcased the Hero Arts monthly kit, now I will know what do do with mine when it comes. The cards are beautiful as always! Reply Deb Murphy July 14, 2018 Loved the cards but did you use watercolor paper on your Nina Solar White. Reply Clare Sutton July 15, 2018 I'll definitely be trying this – looks fun to do as well as giving great results! Thanks Jennifer! x Reply Amber fun July 18, 2018 These videos are so smart and thrifty Reply Daisy McNeill July 22, 2018 I have been saving this technique to show my 8 y/o and 11 y/o granddaughters. Finally, we were able to do this today and they loved it — and did an amazing job! Would love to post pics – but, not sure if that is possible through this response. Next step is putting the cards together after everything dries. Such fun to be able to do creative things with them that gives them a finished product they are excited to send to teachers and friends! Thank you! Reply Cindy Rom July 22, 2018 F~U~N ! ! ! I can't wait to try some of these!!! TYFS ? Reply Hema Munshi August 8, 2018 Hi Jennifer, I made a card inspired by this. How do I share picture of it with you? You are really creative and talented. Thanks for inspiring others. Reply Jackie Price August 14, 2018 What a fabulous technique! Such gorgeous backgrounds you created in no time at all. So creative!! Tfs Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.