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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Luck o' the Irish Day 4 & a New Technique! "Acrylic Resist!"

Hi Bloggers!
It is now Day 4 of the Luck O' the Irish Contest and Giveaway.  Yesterday's scrambled word was harder to figure out, by the nature of emails I received!  So, with a little hint we did have some correct guesses!
I really want to give away these nice prizes, so put your thinking caps on for today's word too!
But before we get to the Scrambled Word of the day, first I have a really fun technique for you, and it's easy and really is a lovely way to doll up a card.  It's called "Acrylic Resist".  I learned this technique from a tutorial by Shelly Kuck.  This technique by Shelly was featured in the Resources section of the Split Coast Stampers website  HERE!   She has been paper crafting for over 9 years and loves using vintage images and embellishments.  She also loves to experiment with different techniques.  This is one of them!

A beautiful card by Shelly Kuck using the Acrylic Resist Technique

Acrylic Card by Beate of Split Coast Stampers
(this image is copyrighted by SCC)
What is also so great about this particular technique is that we will use supplies we already have in our craft room, which are pictured below.  So let's get started, shall we?

  1. Distress Re-inkers (or any water-based re-inker)
  2. Mini misters (or small spray bottle)
  3. Perfect Pearls
  4. Acrylic Paint (like Paint Dabbers)  Note: if you use acrylic paint in a bottle without an applicator sponge,  you will need a way to dab the paint on to your stamp...
  5. Black Ink (oil based pigment ink such as VersaFine) ***
  6. Stamps (one for main image, and 2 or 3 others, depending on what look you want.)
  7. Paper Towels
  8. Blending tool or sponge for blending ink
  9. Embellishments of your choosing
     ***Any color of VersaFine will be's YOUR project.  Black is what Shelly used for her card but Beate used a couple of colors for her card.  Watch the video by Beate from Split Coast Stampers (below) to see step-by-step directions!
You will really enjoy using this technique in your artwork and on card & scrapbook page backgrounds!
If you want to post your project to this blog post, I will install the software tomorrow so that you can.

To win you must first sign up to be one of my "Creative Friends".  Go to the bottom of this blog, and click on "Join this site".  Then leave a comment and/or your answer unscrambling the word in the "Post a Comment"  box at the end of this post.
Make sure you check back every day this week.  
You  must leave a comment on all the posts this week to qualify.  If you forgot one day, I will give you a bonus word at the end of the week.  Everyone will have a chance to win!

Here's what you'll win:

  • one ATC sized Components stamp, 
  • one package of Philosophy Tags, 
  • one package of Alpha Parts Letters, in the Random font, 
  • one Visual Artistry clear stamp set from Stamper's Anonymous, and 
  • one package of Swivel Clasps, all from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Line.
  • This could be YOURS!  Just add a comment and unscramble today's word!

    Happy Crafting!
    ReNae O'Crabtree Allen  


    Linda Eustace said...


    ReNae, you must be an EARLY riser...

    The acrylic resist is something I MUST try. Thanks so much for sharing this...and all that you do!

    WizardsKat said...

    I thought I would be first to respond but apparently slept too long!! Haha The word is

    Catherine L said...

    Ok, this is easy! Parade! Thanks Linda Eustace! And thanks ReNae for a great technique today! Your blog is becoming a must-read for me!

    Crabtree-Creations said...

    Linda, I am a night owl, that's all! I get something in my head about a technique or card and I can't stop until I've learned all I can about it! I know, I'm kinda nutty!
    WizardsKat and Catherine, you guessed right! I'm glad you like the blog! It's fun to share ideas with my paper crafting friends! :-)

    Lotta Feldt said...