Apr 29, 2018

Using an Acrylic Pour for Cards | #SIP147 |#JAI406

The other day I was working on some paintings and decided to experiment. I use the back of photo paper for alcohol ink paintings so I always have some readily on hand. When I was doing some acrylic paintings I thought I would do a pour over the front of my photo paper with the idea that I would cut it up for card fronts. Then comes along this weeks Stamp, Ink, Paper #147 challenge and I knew immediately what I was going to use. As it came together I realized it was also the perfect design entry for this week's Just Add Ink #406 challenge as well so I doubled down. It turned out beautifully. Let's take a look:
Acrylic Pour for Cards
Here's a funny story, my husband comes home all the time with little trinkets and trash that he finds on the floor at work and asks me if I can use it for something. These little flip flops were one of those finds. I have had them sitting around my craft room for about three years but bi-golly I found the perfect use for them. I love being able to reclaim found objects in my work. Here is look at the photo sheet, I'll definitely be using it up on some more cards:
I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous background so I opted to emboss my sentiment from the Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons set onto vellum. I hear a lot of card makers say they are afraid of black embossing powder but I'm not sure why. The lighting on my photo doesn't do it justice but it turned out fantastic and looks like it was enameled. I am almost inclined to frame it!



  1. I love this blue background but do not understand how you achieved it...

    1. That would be a much longer blog post LOL. I do acrylic paint pouring (fluid art) basically that's what this is. I used a mix of acrylic paints and poured it onto a piece of photo paper, I let it dry for a couple of days and then cut it to create the background.

  2. So pretty! Your background looks amazing, love those flip flops too. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

  3. This is gorgeous Sherry! I love the feeling of movement in your beautiful background and the vellum panel and flip flops are such lovely additions without taking away from it. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


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