Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I tried a new technique today-Acrylic Distress. Here's the awesome tutorial by Beate and here's the resulting card. I've taken some step by step photos of the process.
Start with an embossed sheet-I used the Asian ef from MBossabilities. I love the deep embossing you get with these folders.

I started out trying to use my paint dauber, but I just wasn't able to get enough paint out-you want to cover the entire sheet.

So, I pulled my lid off and picked up a paintbrush. Next time I'll just raid my acrylic paint stash :)

Once your paint has dried (this is the hard part-being patient) You need to sand the paint off your raised areas.

Here's what the sheet looks like before sponging. I like this look too, but the sponging adds even more depth and definition to the look.

Here comes the sponging-Soft Suede going on!
Here's the final card with a sponged embossed Nestabilities Circle with an embossed Scripture verse and a die cut tree turned branch and added some tiny blossoms with pearls. I used today's sketch from the sketch challenge at
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Scripture Collection #1
Paper: Soft Suede, Natural Ivory, Recollections Ivory, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and BB dp, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Soft Suede, Versafine Sepia
Accessories: Early Espresso ep, MBossabilities Asian ef, Impression Obsession Bare Tree die, Lacy Border Punch, Pearls, Stylus, Adirondak Cloudy Blue Paint, Nestabilities Circles, Sanding Block, Sponge, Distressed Texturz Plate
Techniques: Acrylic Distress, Dry Embossing

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a neat card!! I like the technique you used for the bg. The sentiment and verse is a wonderful one - it comforts me when I don't quite understand things. Congrats on getting your blog together Gail!!