Hey Everyone! I know don’t know about you guys, but I think we are way overdue for a tutorial! I have been working on organizing and cleaning my studio, and came across a of ton of art supplies I forgot I had. You are probably wondering how does that happen. If you could see my studio, you would wonder no more. Bob says it is just a “creative space,” but I think he is being nice, and really means I am super messy. Finding some many new (to me) supplies really inspired me to do something artsy and different with all the goodies that I found. Since I unearthed soooo much acrylic paint, I thought it would be nice to mess around making an acrylic paint skin. It is kinda like a fruit roll-up, only made out of paint. It is great for cutting out elements to add to cards, scrapbooks, art journals, or canvas, using as a book cover, collaging, and many more mixed media projects. I decided to make a flower out of it.
Let’s start with making the skin. It is a pretty simple technique. All you need is bakers parchment paper for a non-stick surface, cheap acrylic paint, and an old credit card or the like for spreading.
Use a credit card to spread the paint out over your non-stick surface. You do not want too many thin spots, so try to spread it out in a nice even layer as much as you can. Don’t worry about lines in the paint, because it will settle as it dries.
Since I was just playing around, I thought what about die-cutting it instead of just free-hand cutting!? I used a sheet of Scor-tape to adhere chipboard to the back so I could run it through my die-cut machine. You could also use cardstock.
I glued the layers together with Glossy Accents, and I have a pretty flower to use on a mini album, card, or canvas. I am very pleased with the results, especially since it was just playing around in the studio-no real project in mind. I think I may create a small Valentine album, and use this on the cover.
Hope you guys enjoyed!
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