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Friday, April 10, 2015

Distressed Acrylics

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog. I have been posting a lot of OLDIES techniques this year , but I have stumbled on some NEW ones and I just had to try them. Here is one I saw on line by Jan Hobbins. I really loved the look and I want to show you how I made the background to this card. She did not give a name to this technique so I am calling it distressed acrylics since you use acrylic paints and it looks old. The stamp I used is by Inkadinkado and the die is Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8.

I started off by applying several bright colors of acrylic paint to my craft sheet and spritzing it with water a few times. I took a heavy matte black card stock piece and drug it through the paint and this is how it looked. Let it dry. You can use a heat tool to help it dry faster.

I stamped some butterflies randomly over this using Versa Mark ink and then applied clear embossing powder over the images and heat set it. Here is what it looks like when you have applied the embossing powder. When it is heated the images will be clear.

I used a flesh color acrylic paint and put a blob of it on my craft sheet. I wet a paper towel with my spritzer, picked up some of the acrylic paint on the wet paper towel and wiped it over the embossed card stock. I kept doing this until the piece was covered.

To make the images stand out a little more, I wet a clean paper towel and rubbed it over each image to wipe off any paint that was left on them.

I then swiped 2 light colors of Distress inks over the whole piece to give some warmth to it. I wiped a cloth over this to soften it some.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try this technique to see what fun backgrounds you can make. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land: Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  A is For ( acrylic paint )
Stamp and Create:  Anything Goes


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this April! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I would never think to add so many layers of paint over each other, but it turned our beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #15!

Donna Ellis said...

thanks for the great tutorial, April! This is a beautiful card. Also, Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Shirley said...

April, I want to thank you for the steps, and all I can say is Wow!!! What a really beautiful card!! Your stunning BG really makes your lady shine!! Love all of it!!

Anne Temple said...

This looks fantastic. So glad you shred the photo tutorial on how you created it too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What an amazing technique and butterflies were such the perfect choice for the bold and beautiful colours! Just gorgeous! :)

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