Friday, 12 May 2017

DIY Designer Paper with Acrylic Paint

Autumn with you today to take you on a fun little journey with the new range of paints, Skin Tones Acrylic Matte.  I absolutely love this range from apricot to rouge to porcelain - they are gorgeous!

I thought I would test them out on my new Gelli Plate.  I definitely need more practice with the plate, but it was fun nonetheless.  You could replicate these techniques with a brayer DTP if you don't have a plate.  I printed the pink you see on the left, then loaded my plate with a lighter color of paint.  I stamped this soon to be released numeral stamp into the plate and stamped onto my pink panel repeatedly.  After, I did another press with the paint left on the plate, which reverses the image as you see in the finished product below (left).

I cut the best sections that would make great bases and then used the scraps with dies.  For my first project today I am showing you what I did with this center layered panel.  You can see the number printed paper worked great to cut my doily.  The numbers don't show, just the color variation on such an intricate die.

I made one more sheet of colored paper by dropping a little paint onto my craft mat and spraying with water then smooshing my paper into it.  I used it as the base to stamp these butterflies from the Victorian Garden set repeatedly in pink and brown ink.

I gave everything a splat of Metallic Goldfinger Acrylic to finish it off.  The photos don't show the color variation and depth, but trust me it's there!

The next day I picked up one of the other panels and decided to test out Distress Oxide inks over the paint.  Just as I had hoped, the paint did resist the ink in a way.  The ink soaked into the unpainted sections of my paper.  I decided to overstamp and make a pattern, similar to designer paper.  So I embossed the butterfly repeatedly.

See there the number stamping coming through the butterfly?  This butterfly stamp is just soft enough to make a beautiful pattern without being overwhelming.  LOVE!

Here you can see the resist I was referring to.

I layered up some dies and our fabulous Flutterby stamp, which I stamped in brown over some leftover smooshed paper.  Finally, I added one of the sentiments from the set, stamped in the same DOX and attached with the Tiny Attacher.  Thanks for reading to the end!  ;0  I hope you are inspired to make some paper today with your IndigoBlu stamps.  Until next time...

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  1. Such a wonderful background with fabulous techniques. Gorgeous colours and the prettiest of projects, thank you for the inspiration x

  2. I love your gelli plate background Autumn in those pretty tones and both the tag and the card you've created are beautiful. Enjoy your weekend. x

  3. Autumn, what an amazing process and beautiful results! I love the background with the doily die and these stunning butterflies! Thanks for sharing the process...I really loved it! Hugs!

  4. WOW this is stunning! I can't wait to get my mitts on these new colours paints.
    Linda xxx

  5. Thanks Autumn, this is fabulous and the colours are just gorgeous.xx ♥[aNNie]

  6. The colours of the new paints are wonderful and your samples are gorgeous Autumn! x

  7. I loved reading your tutorial, Autumn! I had a little tee hee with this because I am playing to see what kind of resists I can create using the Oxides right now! I love that delicate little butterfly, and am adding these stamps to my wish list! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Autumn, those are gorgeous mix! Love the designs, butterflies and thank you for the tutorial!

  9. Love this tutorial, Autumm! Beautiful, beautiful backgrounds and these colors are awesome! Love your card and tag so much - when I get a Gelli plate, I'll be coming back to this tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs :-)