All posts filed under: Using acrylic paint

Tranquility

Wishing you a peaceful day!  I’m still not feeling my best, so I’m going to get some rest, but don’t worry I have something brewing and will share it with you all  in a day or two!  HINT: It’s what you’ve been asking for in the polls! I made this the other day for the limited supply challenge. We were to use a black base with a lot of it still showing.  I used this beautiful dp from Basic Grey Periphery for the main panel.  The panel beneath the bird is Kraft card stock.  I ran it through the cuttlebug using the forest branches folder, and added a wash of acrylic cream paint over it for added texture. A few added details such as the blue pearls, and felt layered flower, and it was done. I just love how peaceful this image is.  Doesn’t that bird just draw you in and make you want to drift away in dreams?  It just calms me to look at it.  In fact, I like it so much that …

Altered Canvas Wall Decoration

What a rainy dark day here! Yuck. I don’t mind rainy days, but the lack of light drags me down!  So I thought I’d focus on something light and airy like today’s altered canvas that I want to show you all! I made this with some inspiration from a friend who was over the other day.  She brought over some molding paste and canvas, and off we went!!  What fun this was to do! I think I may have to explore this type of altered art further… I really enjoyed mucking around with the molding paste. The paste went on first, one blob (very precise), and then spread with a credit card across the canvas.  This canvas is 8×8″. Using a foam stamp, I stamped my background pattern, which in this case is a square pattern, randomly into the paste.  It helps if you lightly dampen the stamp first.  The paste is actually a bit too thick in some parts, as i noticed the stamped image is cleaner and sharper in thinner areas. The hard …

Life’s a Breeze!?

Today’s card was a day at the beach! 🙂 Click to enlarge! The SBS18 challenge this week is a summer/beach theme! I had some fun with this card! I kept thinking about my boys playing in the sand on the beach in Kelowna last week. It was such a windy day and not quite hot enough to swim, but perfect for digging in the wet sand! They had a great time mucking about! I decided to try something a little different. I used a dry brush acrylic paint technique. Acrylic paints are such a versatile medium, and are readily available. Some dollar stores even sell the small bottles of Delta paints! Using paint on a card can give it so much texture, and it is perfect for distressing! So pick up a paintbrush and one or two colors of acrylic paint and try something a little different! I dry embossed the back panel with the D’vine Swirls folder in my cuttlebug and then using a dry paintbrush, stroked on warm neutral acrylic paint over the …