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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Acrylic Resist Tutorial

As promised, here's the April tutorial that I tried from Tim Holtz's blog.

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You will need: Craft Sheet, Designer paper, Acrylic Paint, (burnt umber used here) Shipping Tags, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark pad, Stazon Black & White, Distress ink/Tea Dye, Adirondack Pitch Black, Craft Iron, pastel chalks, Walnut Ink, Acetate, assorted embellishments.

Start by cutting the DP the size of your largest shipping tag and stamp a large solid pattern using Versamark ink. Emboss with clear powder. Cover paper with acrylic paint and let dry.


Using a damp rag, wipe the paint off the embossed images to reveal the DP.


Stamp the crackle pattern over the entire layer and carefully wipe off the embossed areas.


Stamp desired images on the small shipping tag using Stazon ink.


Saturate using Walnut ink.


Crumple the tag up while still wet and smooth back out lightly.


Swipe the stamp pad across the crumpled tag to accent the peaks, then iron to flatten it and dry the tag.


Stamp the keys and sentiment using Stazon inks and highlight the keys with chalks.

(I stamped the sentiment on a strip of acetate so it did not blend into the layer) The bottom key

is partially on the acetate and partially on the layer.


Affix the stamped DP to the largest shipping tag, add a jumbo eyelet, Small tag, ribbons and hardware.

The key hole is vintage hardware from a recent antiquing trip. (I got 8 for $6)

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have found it helpful, have a great stamping day!

P.S. Beate asked me to do a tutorial on collage stamping for the Weekly Inkling over at Splitcoast, if you are interested it can be viewed HERE

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  1. Shelly, you have done an excellent job on this tutorial as well as the one on SCS. Your instructions are clear and your work is beautiful.

  2. SHUT UP!
    This is soooo incredibly cool!!
    Do you sleep???

    I am in awe in what is coming out of your studio!

  3. What a great tutorial! Thanks Shelly!!!

  4. Terrific tutorial. Don't ya just love what Tim can do with paper, ink, water and stamps?!! I tried this technique with a few variations. My acrylic paint was too think, so I ended up wetting it and quickly wiping off then sponged on more brown ink. Check out my tag (if you have time) in my SCS gallery --

  5. Shelly, this is stunning! I can never pull off the vintage look but you've got it down.

  6. Great tutorial Shelly! Scrunching up the tag is my favorite part...I love that distressed look!

  7. Yummy!

    I want to come play at your house! I wonder how long it would take me to drive there. Michigan isn't THAT far away...

  8. All I can say is, "WOWZA!"


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