Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Backgrounds using Acrylic block technique

Hello there, I am back to share the cards we made at the  acrylic block technique classes on Saturday and Monday.

We all had a great time 'playing' with ink and at one time I think i had more ink on my hands than on the card!!

We used a combination of marker pens, ink pads and re-inkers to create fantastic backgrounds using the acrylic block D.

The background for the first card was very simple to create.  We coloured the acrylic block with one of the Stampin' Up! markers and then spritzed it with water before stamping the block onto some whisper white card. Wait for a few seconds before lifting the block for the ink to penetrate onto the card. Each one we did was very different to the next

Cardstock: Coastal cabana, so saffron, whisper white
Stamps: Serene silhouettes, just believe (sentiment)
Ink: Coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, daffodil delight reinker
Miscellaneous: Acryclic Block D, Simply pressed clay and moulds, Grosgrain stitched whisper white ribbon, bitty butterfly punch, dazzling diamond glitter, 2013/2014 in colour marker pen, spritzer

For the second card we used two different coloured marker pens, coastal cabana and pistachio pudding to colour the acrylic block. The block was spritzed again with some water before stamping it onto the white card. 

This time the colours blended together to form different shades of green and blue.  The upsy daisy stamp from the Best of Flowers stamps set was stamped in Gumball green on top of the newly created background. 

Cardstock:  Island Indigo, whisper white
Stamps: Best of Flowers, Teeny tiny wishes
Ink: Gumball Green
Miscellaneous: Acryclic Block D,  dazzling diamond glitter, 2013/2014 in colour marker pens, coastal cabana and pistachio pudding, gumball green stitched satin ribbo, spritzer

The final card took a little longer to create as there were quite a few more parts to either stamp or punch out.

We used three coloured ink pads this time, indigo island, pear pizzazz and daffodil delight and stamped them directly onto the acrylic block.

Again it was spritzed with water and the block stamped onto some whisper white card. It created a 'sea' background

Cardstock:  Island Indigo, whisper white, crumb cake, night of navy
Stamps: Open sea, Teeny tiny wishes
Ink: Night of Navy, crumb cake
Miscellaneous: Acryclic Block D,  word window punch, 1 1/2 inch circle punch, twine, spritzer

We created the final background as a topper using re-inkers. This is where it became messy!!

A few drops of strawberry slush and daffodil delight were placed around the acrylic block.  Some celophane wrapping was scrunched up and the ink was patted to distribute the colour over the block.  The block was spritzed with water and then the block was stamped onto whisper white card to create yet another fantastic background.  This time we used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set inked in Stazon Black ink.
Try these techniques for yourself, they are so quick and easy and you will be amazed at the results!!

Until next time

1 comment:

  1. brilliant backgrounds..all the cards are great but like the ship one the best.great ideas.xx