Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Practical Scrappers Acrylic Paint Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Practical Scrappers has done it again. They have forced me to go way outside of my comfort zone. This weeks challenge was to use acrylic paint on your card or layout. Well I have never used acrylic paint for anything. Funny thing is, I still managed to find some in my stash of scrapbooking supplies. Funny how scrapbooking supplies multiply without you even realizing it.

Anyway, this card is very simple but I think it turned out okay. I'm not sure how often I would use acrylic paint on future projects but I am glad I gave it a try. If you want to see some amazing projects pop on by to Practical Scrappers and see what the lovely and creative ladies have created.

For this card I used two different colours of acrylic paint. One was a sort of lilac colour while the other was a sky blue. I dry brushed acrylic paint using a makeup sponge onto brown cardstock. Then I took two heidi swapp butterfly ghost shapes and stamped a flourish on each of them using black stazon ink. Once the ink was dry (only takes about 30 seconds) I painted each butterfly with the acrylic paint. The stazon ink and acrylic paint were on the back side of the ghost shape so you still had a glossy finish when you turned the shape over. To adhere the butterflies I used a stapler so I could bend the wings and have a 3D effect. The acrylic paint remained flexible and didn't crack or flake off when I bent the shape. To finish the card I cut out the word treasure from Graphically speaking.

paper- chocolate chip cardstock from Stampin Up, whisper white cardstock for sentiment
Ink- black stazon
stamps- big swirls set by Autumn Leaves
Accessories- purple and blue acrylic paint, stapler, heidi swapp xl butterflies, graphically speaking cricut cartridge

Enjoy and happy crafting,

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