Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shabby Chic Bliss Greeting Card: Acrylic Resist Technique

 For my last day of the long weekend, I decided to try a technique that is new to me:  Acrylic Resist.   SCS has a tutorial on this technique and I followed it to begin with and then improvised on a few things for myself.

 I started with plain white cardstock and used white paint from Making Memories on my argyle background stamp from Inkadinkado.  I used my heat gun to dry the paint.
 Then I used Real Red craft ink with the flourish from Bliss and stamped over the argyle.  Once I'd filled the pattern as I wanted, I began to rub off the ink from the paint using a paper towel and then a wet wipe.  By using the wet wipe, it moved the "pink" into the background in varying degrees.  I used my heat gun to dry each layer as a went.
 Then I used the flourish in Chocolate Chip for the central image and also used Chocolate Chip for the sentiment from Shot and Sweet.
 I inked the edges of the paper, and then used my scissors to distress the edges.
 The paper roses are from the $1 bin at the craft store. I added three of them to the top corner and each additional corner received a pearl.
The base of my card is Pink Pirouette, and the image is mounted to a layer of Chocolate Chip.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very elegant card. Pink and brown are one of my favorite color combinations.

  2. What a nice card! Those colors are great together....TFS!!!!

  3. beautiful I love all the textures this card has, very shabby chic

  4. Beautiful colors and textures.