It’s Tiddly Inks Challenge time today and our challenge is to create something using acrylic as in PLASTIC. I’m not gonna lie. This threw me at first and I scrapped an entire dreadful clear box I tried to make and then started over and made a card I absolutely love. I used the acrylic smash technique I found on Splitcoast that you will definitely be seeing me use again. I didn’t do the technique exactly the way Beate did in the demo but it’s pretty close.
To start my card I printed one of the new and absolutely gorgeous Sugar and Spice Tiddly Inks images (available TODAY), Angel Spice, and colored her with Copics. In the background I used 7 Gypsies Avignon paper. For the acrylic smash technique I die cut a circle out of clear transparency film (not the photocopy grade up the sturdier write on grade) and then stamped on it with black acrylic paint (you could use Stazon or Hybrid Palette Ink) and let it dry (do NOT use your heat gun to speed up the process). Next I die cut a circle out of paper that was the same size as the clear circle. I added a bit of red acrylic paint to the back of the clear piece and then ‘smashed’ it to the circle of designer paper. The paint acts as a glue so you don’t have to worry about finding a glue that will stick to the acetate. After that was all dry I layered it on a scalloped circle and put together the rest of the layout. The sentiment was stamped using Inkadinkadoo individual letters and then cut apart and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Stamps: Tiddly Inks Angel Spice (digi), Bitty Grunge by Tim Holtz
Paper: 7 Gypsies Avignon 8×8 paper pad, Bazzill Bitter Chocolate, Red Devil, generic white cs, Southworth Linen Coverstock, transparency film
Ink: Copic Markers, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: acrylic paint, Spellbinders Classic Circles Large, Scalloped Circles Large, Sponge ink applicator, 3M Quick Dry Adhesive
Sketch: SSSC135 (late)