Monday, September 13, 2010

Technique: Acrylic Block Stamping

I am running late today (what a big surprise!), so a simple layout to highlight a cool technique, acrylic block stamping. Sharon Field came up with this technique. Just simply ink up your clear acrylic block with dye-based, Classic ink and stamp to create a neutral background filler.

Since the ink doesn't soak into the block at all, but rather sits on top, it gives an aged and uneven look when you stamp on cardstock. This technique works well with the vintage look of French Foliage.

I stamped the leaf with Bravo Burgundy and then colored in the open space with a More Mustard Watercolor Crayon and Aquapainter. WebDeb from Stampin' Addicts inspired the colors and layout for this card.

Stamps: French Foliage, Because I Care; Paper: Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White; Ink: Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Black Stazon; Accessories: Mustard button, Linen thread, More Mustard Watercolor Wonder Crayon, Aquapainter, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Wow! Great idea to add more color to the leaf with the WWC!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love this technique- with your stamp choice- very cool.

Marie said...

Fabulous card!! I just have to try this technique out!

Adriana Benitez said...

Very, very pretty. Will definitely give this a try!

Christel said...

Heidi,

This is so simple, yet striking. I will definitely have to try this technique out soon.

-Christel

Sunflower Stamper said...

Love it! I gotta try that with the blocks! Maybe this weekend for my club girls! thanks for the inspiration!!