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Old 10-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! And I hope you are playing in the HYCCT Challenges!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Georgia and meeting up with some of my Hambo Stamps DT members and friends. Of course we all spent some time together stamping (among other things - mostly laughter!). One of the techniques that we had fun with was what I call Acrylic Block Collage.

It differs a bit from the "regular" Acrylic Block technique, in that, within your block color, you create a collage of images and then stamp over or next to that with other images in darker colors.

My amazing friend, Melissa Edwards, gave me permission to share some of her samples here (thumbnails), and I give her full credit for our inspiration that weekend in Georgia!

Anyway, it's super easy to do.
1. Using markers or stamp pads, ink up an acrylic block (your choice in size - we used straight edged blocks as well as wavy edged) with 2-4 colors, beginning with the lightest color and moving to the darkest.

2. Spritz the block with water and immediately stamp onto cardstock (we used white most of the time - or kraft occasionally). Let dry (a few minutes at most).

3. Mask the rest of the cardstock so only the stamped block area is showing (we used 2 post it notes thick around the whole block area so the ink didn't bleed through to the rest of the card).

4. Stamp several other images using light and/or darker colors (your choice), filling as much or as little of your block area as you wish.

5. Remove the masks and stamp another image and/or sentiment in the darkest color (most of the time we used black ink for a good contrast).

6. Voila!

And yep -- ONE LAYER BEAUTIES!

My sample: NEVER IMITATE

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When uploading, please use KEYWORD TLC399 (no spaces!).

~Enjoy your day~

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OMG, gorgeous stuff. It's late now, but mabe I'll play after work tomorrow
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These are really lovely. Looks like something I need to try.
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What a neat idea, going to have to give it a shot...looks so simple but fun...TFSand the fun challenge.
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OMG, Judy...what a fabulous technique!!! I'll give this a try right now!!!
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sounds like fun
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Fun technique, here's mine:
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This looks WONDERFUL! Definitely going to do it tomorrow!! Thanks for a fun, fun challenge!!
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This looks fun and your samples are gorgeous!
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What a fun technique with beautiful results - thanks Judy! Here is my With Sympathy Acrylic Block Collage.
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The samples are stunning! I am going to have to give this technique a try! Thanks for the explanation and the attachments.
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Thanks! Here´s mine;

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Wow! This is an awesome challenge! I love Melissa's examples and your card is gorgeous too. I will definitely try this later today!
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Here is my HARVEST SILHOUETTES.
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Sounds like a wonderful technique! So glad I'm on vacation and can play along today!!!
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This sounds like fun! I'll try to get to it a little later!
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Wow, wow, wow! The cards I've seen thus far are spectacular! Can't wait to play. Thanks for a great challenge!
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zzzzzz.... I was up so late... actually got the email notification as it came in and said to myself, "self... THIS ONE you GOTTA try... ready... go!" But all I got was "zzzzzzzzz...."

This WILL happen today!

Thanks, Judy, for such a great technique! Thanks, Melissa, for such great examples!
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here's mine: Harvest Believe
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Judy, this was such a fun technique. Here's my card --

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What an awesome challenge, Judy! I can see using this technique a lot with a lot of variation!

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What a beautiful technique! Hope to get a chance to try this. Thanks for the wonderful directions, Judy!
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Combined two challenges today!

CAS192 TLC399 Lynn's Harvest Acrylic Block Collage by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Did not do the technique "quite right" so I may have to try this again when I have a little more time - could not get the acrylic block to take enough ink (or couldn't apply enough pressure) to stamp nice so I broke down and used a blank rubber stamp instead and didn't apply enough water either but I did try! Can I get an "E" for effort??
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Hmmm... for some reason my card won't upload... so here's a peak at it...
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Great challenge!

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Love this technique - can't wait to find some time to play along.
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What a fun and easy technique!!

Here is my card:

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Did I miss an announcement or something? I keep trying to upload and it seems like it is loading but then it takes me back to an empty upload page. Suggestions?
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Wow, this is a beautiful technique! I hope I can find time to play along later!
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Wow, really beautiful technique. The cards are so awesome.
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What a fun new technique! Have to say, it took me several practice times, but finally got a decent collage completed. MY CARD
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After several more tries...here's a CAS card with this technique.

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Very cool technique! Great for CAS cards. TFS!
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What a neat technique! Thank you for the inspiration. I cannot wait to get home to try it out.......
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Those samples are gorgeous, Judy. My kinda cards. I gotta try this. Thank you!!!!
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Alrighty, then... finally uploaded...

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I'm such a technique junkie, that I just had to try this cool one, Judy! Thanks! Here's my Warm Winter Wishes
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Your card is beautiful, kellyjg! Too bad you weren't able to upload it.

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Well, I finished a card. I tried this technique several times on computer paper and always got a spotted result. When I tried it on cardstock, it was still spotted, but it did make an acceptable card.
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I haven't participated in the challenges for quite a while, thought I'd jump back in with my Daring Acrylic Block Collage!
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