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General Techniques

  Acrylic Instructions

  • Remove the protective paper from the front and back of the piece of acrylic.
  • Stamp an image with permanent black ink (we use Stazon) and heat set it. The stamped side will become the back of the project and all your work should be done on this side unless you have words.
  • Paint the image with Galaxy Markers or acrylic paint. Allow it to dry or heat set it.
  • Pat Versamark Ink on the entire stamped and painted side. Sprinkle embossing powder over the Versamark ink and heat the powder until it is melted. Allow it to cool.
  • Center 1/4" double stick embossing tape over the outside edges of the acrylic piece so it overhangs to the front and the back of the piece. Push the tape down onto the front and back and then peel off the protective pink covering.

IDEAS:

  • Place the acrylic piece on a 2 1/2" square of mirror cardstock and attach it to a card or scrapbook page. Using your finger, press glitter into the tape on the two exposed edges. Brush the excess glitter away and return it to its jar.
  • Apply glitter to all three taped surfaces, string a ribbon or fiber through the hole and use it as a decoration or holiday ornament.
  • Attach a pinback or magnet to the back of the mirror cardstock with double stick embossing tape.

These instructions can be altered to create holiday ornaments, sun catchers, pins, magnets, card artwork, bookmarks, jewelry, scrapbook embellishments, gift tags and so much more. The possibilities are endless!

Samples (click image to see full size card and details):




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Sparkle N Sprinkle
3016 E College Ave
Ruskin, Fl. 33570
Toll Free: (888) 901-9173
www.sparklensprinkle.com
e-mail: margaret@sparklensprinkle.com

 


´╗┐Acrylic Paint Distress by April Williams

A fantastic background using acrylic paints and inks.

Supplies:

  1. white cardstock
  2. one or two colors of acrylic paint daubers
  3. embossing folder ( I used a paisley folder )
  4. sanding block
  5. darker ink than paint ( I used purple ink )
  6. finger sponge dauber

Using your acrylic paint dauber, spread the ink all over the cardstock.  Let dry.

Run painted piece through an embossing folder.

Lightly sand the raised embossed areas with the sanding block.

With a sponge finger dauber, sponge ink onto sanded areas, leaving some white showing here and there.

I also tried another piece using kraft cardstock and two colors of paint. Here is the result.

I hope you enjoy this technique as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

April

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Girl Bunny 0596-214E
  2. Starfire Glitter G1017


 

 Website: http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

Blog: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright Notice: All text and images are copyrighted and
held by each individual person who created the text and/or created the
image(s).

NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be
distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first
obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

3016 E College Ave

Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: 888-901-9173

E-Mail:  Margaret@sparklensprinkle.com

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Markers with Acrylic Blocks -

a background technique┬áby April´╗┐ Williams

I want to show you a quick and easy background that you can make for your cards.  On this card I have used my  background a little differently.

Supplies :

  1. white or cream card stock
  2. several colors of water based markers
  3. small acrylic block
  4. water spritzer

Brush your marker onto the acrylic block and spritz the block with water.

Now sit the block with the wet side down on your card stock and let it sit a second or two and then swipe it across the card stock.

Keep doing this with different colors until you have filled the whole card stock piece with color.  It won't look like much, but when used as a background, it looks neat. This technique gives a little more distinct coloring than just using a water brush to brush on the color.

Here are some other backgrounds I made this way.

Try combining several colors on your block at one time and the background turns out beautifully different! 

I cut a shape out of my background and stamped all the sayings from the Fancy Butterflies set 437 onto the shape with Memento Rich Cocoa ink 99613. I stamped a butterfly from the Brocade Backgrounds 398 set and used an exato knife to cut the top wings so that they pop up. I punched flowers out of the rest of the background and usedChampagne glitter G1045 on the edges of the petals.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will try making this background. Have a wonderful day!


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NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

local:  813-642-0940

3106 College Ave. E. 

Ruskin FL 33570


Swirled Acrylics by April Williams

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Hi! What I want to show you today is a technique I call Swirled Acrylics. This is easy and fun and makes a nice textured background which you can make by using plain old acrylic paints.

Supplies needed:

  1. 3 colors of acrylic paints
  2. plastic plate
  3. paint brush
  4. white cardstock

Take the 3 colors of acrylic paint and squeeze out a small puddle of each color onto the plastic plate.

Use the end of a paint brush to swirl the colors as you turn the plate with your other hand.

Place the cardstock on the paint and pat lightly with your fingers, then lift off. The colors will not be in a circle, but you will see the various colors have not muddled, but have made an interesting pattern.

This is the background I used on my card and here are some other backgrounds I made.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy trying this easy technique. 

APRIL

Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Blue Jewel glitter
  2. Pretty Princess glitter
  3. Fancy Butterfly
  4. Hello

Website: http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

Blog: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright Notice: All text and images are copyrighted and
held by each individual person who created the text and/or created the
image(s).

NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be
distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first
obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Margaret Myers

3016 E College Ave

Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: 888-901-9173

E-Mail:┬á Margaret@sparklensprinkle.com´╗┐