Swiped Acrylic Paint Background

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features a quick and easy technique for making backgrounds…

I don’t use my acrylic paints nearly enough so I broke them out and applied drops of color in a line at the top of a piece of white card stock. I used an old gift card and starting at the top, I applied pressure and swiped the paint straight down, creating a fun striped pattern. Once it was dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in the lower, right hand corner of each card. I die-cut THIS flower die several times from white and black card stock and adhered them together to give it dimension. I also applied THIS ink on top and added clear embossing powder on top to give it some shine. I repeated this process three times.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope you give this simple technique a try. It’s so fun.

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1 Comment

  1. Mindy Drummond
    March 26, 2019

    Oh wow Heather, I was just thinking about my acrylic paints over the weekend and wondering what I could do with them for a change….. perfect timing for this post lol. I would not have thought of using them this way and it looks so cool, I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this and for the inspiration, acrylics here I come hehe.


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