Friday, July 8, 2011

Tutorial: Acrylic Resist Technique

Today's post has a lot of photos.  I wanted to show you detailed steps to make duplicating the process easier.  This is another card that I made using the Acrylic Resist technique.

 The supplies are a white pieces of cardstock (papers for finishing the card later as well), a background stamp and accent stamp, acrylic paint and applicator, coordinating ink pads, Paper towel, wet wipes, adhesive and other embellishments for finishing.  Heat gun is optional, but I use it as I am NOT patient.
 Start by applying the paint liberally to your stamp (don't worry, it will wash off when you're done).
 All coated and ready to stamp with
 Stamp onto your cardstock.
 This is what mine looked like when I was done stamping the background.
 As I said, I'm not patient, so either let your image dry naturally or help the process with a heat gun.
 Using two different lavender colors Versa Color, I stamped the image from Elements of Style
 Wipe excess with paper towel.
 Your image will look similar to this.
 Now wiped the entire pieces of paper with a wet wipe and smear, blend the ink into the cardstock and off of your painted image.
 Here is the finished piece.  Trim as desired and create away!
 Here is a look at the card I made with the piece created in this tutorial.
 The striped paper is left over from the scrapbook page I made the other day.
 The purple and black pieces are extras from the wedding invitations that I'm making for my sister.
 Black satin 5/8" ribbon and a sentiment from Well Scripted finish the card.
 Here is a close up of the acrylic resist piece.
Thanks for stopping by!  If you try this technique, please let me know and send me a photo!

Happy crafting!


  1. Beautiful card, I love that technique you used, really adds texture, which I LOVE. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a great day!

  2. What a wonderful tutorial! I might have to give this technique a try :).

  3. Really pretty card! Wonderful tutorial, great job! I love the texture that the paint adds to the card.