Saran Wrap and Paint Technique

Do you want to learn a cool technique today? Thanks for joining us for Monday’s with Melissa. Today I am going to be showing you how to use acrylic paint and saran wrap (plastic wrap) for a really neat background effect for your creations. We are going to use the background creation to create a birthday card. Whether you learn better by video or a pictorial, we have both! Let’s get started!

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to create this:

Baby wipes

Paper for paint technique

Saran/Plastic wrap

Paper for sentiment


Twine or ribbon

Adhesive and foam squares

Paint and palette or plate

Sentiment for card


Stamping block




Gather saran wrap in a loose

put paint on palette and gather saran wrap

With the paint, you may have to blot (pat) off a little bit of the paint to get the desired look because you don’t want too much on your creation or else you will miss the texture of the plastic/saran wrap.

dab saran wrap in paint

Pat paint onto paper

clean off your work area

Gather your sentiment paper, stamps, stamp block and ink.

peel ink and stamp sentiment

punch out sentiment

Take your twine or ribbon and wrap around punched out tag.

Take your twine or ribbon and wrap around punched out tag.

If you watched the video, you will see that I didn’t like where the knot was for my tag sentiment. This is a quick tip on how to solve that problem so that you don’t rip your paper while trying to move your knot or bow to the place you wanted it to be for your project.time saving tip

Add foam squares to the back of the punched out sentiment

Adhere dry painted paper to your card base.

Take paper off of the foam squares and adhere to your card.

The Result:

finished product

We hope you enjoyed this technique and creation today. Please be sure to subscribe to our blog and YouTube channel to keep up to date with our tutorials and products! Have a great day and we hope you enjoyed taking A Creative Journey with Melissa.