Hello and welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Acrylic Distress Post. Today we are going to flashback to February 2012. This is a fun but a little messy technique that results in a pretty card. Let me share with you a fun way to create a card. Just grab some acrylic paint, an embossing folder, and some distress ink and let’s get crafting.
And the fun continues! Late last night I took a tour of Splitcoaststampers’ Try a New Technique link to see what I’ve been missing lately. This weeks technique is called Acrylic Distress. You can find detailed directions, as well as a video from the talented Beate Johns by following this link here: Acrylic Distress.
Here is my interpretation of this fun technique.
Here’s a rundown for you, and it really is very simple (albeit a tad messy at times. lol).
- Cut and emboss your cardstock. The embossing folder is from the Cuttlebug Emboss Oriental Weave set and I used one of the Labels 8 Nestability die.
- Paint the embossed shape with acrylic paint and let it dry completely (you can use the heat gun to hurry this step or let it dry naturally). Beate used an Adirondack paint dabber, I used Rose Petal acrylic paint from Making Memories and a foam brush.
- Sand the paint off the embossed image, this is the messy part. This step also took a while, perhaps it was the nail file I tried to use, or perhaps I had too much paint on the cardstock.
- Use a Distress Ink of your choice, (I chose Vintage Photo) to ink the entire image. It will look weird but keep going.
- Next, use a moist towel and wipe over the entire surface to remove the Distress Ink from the painted area. As you will see, the ink will only stick to the sanded portion of your image!
I embellished the card with a flower from Tim Holtz’s Tattered Florals die and then inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I also used brown Offray ribbon from my stash and the “Miss You” stamp is from a collection of phrases I’ve had for years, and was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
Thank you for stopping by, comments are always welcome!
Thank you for stopping by for today’s Flashback Friday Acrylic Distress Post. Have you ever tried this technique before? I would love to hear your thoughts on it, and to see what you’ve created. Drop a link in the comments below and have a fantastic weekend!
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