Monday, September 12, 2011

Make It Monday #32: Stamping with Acrylic Paint Inspiration Showcase- Day #1

Hello Everyone!  

Today was the beginning of Inspiration Showcase, an online card class by Jennifer McGuire.  I hope you are getting to learn some new techniques along with me in this fabulous class.  The first day was all about the wide variety of resist techniques; one of which was called Paint Resist using acrylic paint instead of ink.  (A technique I had never tried)  

Then I found today's MIM and had already been stamping with my acrylics!  So here is my first go at this very interesting technique.


The background is stamped with cream colored acrylic paint on white cardstock.  After thorough drying, I sponged on several different distress inks to create my fall color palette.  Interestingly, I was instructed to use a slightly damp cloth to remove the distress ink from the acrylic stamping.  I misted a paper towel with water, and dabbed more than rubbed, but was amazed that it did not smear.  I was very happy with the result.  There is more acrylic paint stamped on the center leaf but no resist was used there.

Cardstocks:  PTI Summer Sunrise, SS White, Simply Chartreuse and Stampin' Up! Soft Suede
Stamps:  PTI Leaf Prints, Birthday Basics
Inks:  Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Shabby Shutters
Dies:  PTI Leaf Prints, Mat Stack #2
Ribbon:  PTI Simply Chartreuse twill
Acrylic Paint:  Daler Rowney Cream


  1. Wow! This is beautiful! Very elegant and classy. I'm so mad at myself for not taking that class I think I could have learned a lot . Thanks for you kind comments on my blog. Take cafe.

  2. Your card turned out great. I would have never thought the background started from white paper.

  3. Love your fall theme and the color scheme. My favorite time of year and this card says fall beautifully.

  4. You have executed the techniques so beautifully! Love the vibrant autumn colours of your card.

  5. Bee-utiful Autumn card nice for someone whose birthday is in Autumn. I entered a Hot Air Balloon entry.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Your cards is so lovely! Just love the colors :)

  7. Hi Suzanne, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Love the warmth of your fall card and the bold leaves! Very pretty.

  8. Pretty Pretty! Love he Warm Autumn colors and your Gorgeous Fall leaves! 8-)