ere is an interesting technique I thought I would try. A friend gave me a hundred different bottles of acrylic paints a year ago because she was no longer doing ceramics. Well, not wanting anything to go to waste, I took them off her hands. I had been using the acrylic paints to paint & decorate chipboard (I love doing the antique look with the crackel medium - makes it look withered & aged - anyway, I decided I would give it a shot & try it on paper, I even took it a step further by inserting a painted but dry sheet of painted paper in my embossing folder with the acrylic paint. I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I used to never want to do anything (messy) with my equipment as I am extreme with making sure it's very well taken care of & handled properly. I saw a tutorial video on stampin up!s website with the gentleman who inked a texturez plate. Believe me, I gasped when I saw him do this and was secretly glad that he was defacing his texturez plate rather than one of my own - but I was curious as to how his technique would turn out. lol before the video was even over, guess who was pulling out her texturez plates and of course baby wipes for later! anyway, after doing his project and liking the results I started pushing myself to create outside of the box hence the embossing folder full of wet acrylic paint. End of a long-winded story, I'm glad I did this. A word of advise, because it is a rather messy process, you might want to do several of these at a time in one session so you don't have to do multiple clean-up's. Stamp set used: Well Scripted. Paper used: Confetti white, tempting turquoise, cameo coral. Ink used: Cameo coral with another stamp on top of it with melon mambo (stamp-a-ma-jig used to perfectly line up). white craft pigment ink was used to emboss with clear embossing powder or heat & stick powder.
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 GMT Views: 256