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StampingQueenJAR 10-14-2012 06:55 PM

TLC399 ~ Acrylic Block Collage ~ (10/15/12)
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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!



TLC 399 Gallery Submissions

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

~Enjoy your day~

Melissa's samples:

diane617 10-14-2012 07:20 PM

OMG, gorgeous stuff. It's late now, but mabe I'll play after work tomorrow

lacyquilter 10-14-2012 07:24 PM

These are really lovely. Looks like something I need to try.

wendy2512 10-14-2012 07:28 PM

so neat
What a neat idea, going to have to give it a shot...looks so simple but fun...TFSand the fun challenge.

joan ervin 10-14-2012 07:51 PM

OMG, Judy...what a fabulous technique!!! I'll give this a try right now!!!

YLM 10-14-2012 08:10 PM

sounds like fun

snowmanqueen 10-14-2012 08:27 PM

Fun technique, here's mine:
TLC399 by snowmanqueen - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

marshallgal 10-14-2012 08:43 PM

This looks WONDERFUL! Definitely going to do it tomorrow!! Thanks for a fun, fun challenge!!

ckbythesea 10-14-2012 09:08 PM

This looks fun and your samples are gorgeous!

hskelly 10-14-2012 09:30 PM

What a fun technique with beautiful results - thanks Judy! Here is my With Sympathy Acrylic Block Collage.

bejoyce 10-14-2012 10:06 PM

The samples are stunning! I am going to have to give this technique a try! Thanks for the explanation and the attachments.

Biggan 10-14-2012 11:28 PM

Thanks! Here´s mine;



yellowrose46 10-15-2012 03:03 AM

Wow! This is an awesome challenge! I love Melissa's examples and your card is gorgeous too. I will definitely try this later today!

n5stamper 10-15-2012 03:13 AM


TreasureOiler 10-15-2012 04:04 AM

Sounds like a wonderful technique! So glad I'm on vacation and can play along today!!!

muzbysmom 10-15-2012 04:24 AM

This sounds like fun! I'll try to get to it a little later!

Bailmac 10-15-2012 05:18 AM

Wow, wow, wow! The cards I've seen thus far are spectacular! Can't wait to play. Thanks for a great challenge!

kellyjg 10-15-2012 05:19 AM

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!

jdmommy 10-15-2012 05:20 AM

here's mine: Harvest Believe

Clownmom 10-15-2012 05:35 AM

Judy, this was such a fun technique. Here's my card --

Autumn Greetings

Shadow's Mom 10-15-2012 05:45 AM

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

Here's my Cherish Friendship

bon2stamp 10-15-2012 05:48 AM

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

muzbysmom 10-15-2012 05:54 AM

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??

kellyjg 10-15-2012 06:30 AM

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Hmmm... for some reason my card won't upload... so here's a peak at it...

TreasureOiler 10-15-2012 07:01 AM

Great challenge!

here is mine:

A Rainbow Is A Promise

Thanks for looking!

darbaby 10-15-2012 07:08 AM

Love this technique - can't wait to find some time to play along.

allee's 10-15-2012 07:22 AM

What a fun and easy technique!!

Here is my card:

You are my world!

kellyjg 10-15-2012 07:30 AM

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?

cjzim 10-15-2012 07:47 AM

Wow, this is a beautiful technique! I hope I can find time to play along later!

Deborah Adams 10-15-2012 08:14 AM

Wow, really beautiful technique. The cards are so awesome.

cullenwr 10-15-2012 08:16 AM

What a fun new technique! Have to say, it took me several practice times, but finally got a decent collage completed. MY CARD

Shadow's Mom 10-15-2012 09:04 AM

After several more tries...here's a CAS card with this technique.

Dream Cherish Love

bigfootbecky 10-15-2012 09:06 AM

Very cool technique! Great for CAS cards. TFS!

LyndaLee28 10-15-2012 09:09 AM

What a neat technique! Thank you for the inspiration. I cannot wait to get home to try it out.......

naturecoastcrafter 10-15-2012 09:13 AM

Those samples are gorgeous, Judy. My kinda cards. I gotta try this. Thank you!!!!

kellyjg 10-15-2012 09:17 AM

Alrighty, then... finally uploaded...


LilLuvsStampin 10-15-2012 09:50 AM

I'm such a technique junkie, that I just had to try this cool one, Judy! Thanks! Here's my Warm Winter Wishes

bigfootbecky 10-15-2012 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by kellyjg (Post 19754072)
Hmmm... for some reason my card won't upload... so here's a peak at it...

Your card is beautiful, kellyjg! Too bad you weren't able to upload it.

Yours stampingly,
Bigfootbecky :D

yellowrose46 10-15-2012 11:01 AM

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.
Blotchy acrylic collage by yellowrose46 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

katieg 10-15-2012 11:25 AM

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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