Tim Holtz uses an acrylic paint resist for the background of his 2007 Day 8 Tag. He used a very pale green acrylic paint. Not having any thing close to that shade in acrylic paints, I substituted with picket fence Distress Stain . Randomly striped over the card and let dry.
Then used a blending tool to color over the card with weathered wood Distress Ink. Used slightly damp paper towel to remove ink from the Distress Stain surface. Colored edges with walnut stain Distress Ink.
Tim recommended stamping on leaves/branch with lettuce paint dabber. I thought the color was too light.
So off set stamped same image with bottle paint dabber, more to my liking.
Tim colored brads with red acrylic paint and highlighted with star dust Stickles. I used red rhinestones instead. Added a gold bow, and a piece of calendar tissue tape over dark brown card stock.