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!