Monday, 16 May 2016

Acrylic Paper Daisy

Happy Monday!

First I'd like to say hello and welcome to my new follower Suzana.  Thank you so much for joining me.

My card today was inspired by my blog buddy Sarn.  She'd mentioned acrylic paper several times and made some lovely cards using it.  I asked her about the paper and she gave me some really useful tips.

So being "enabled" I bought some and this is my first go at using it.  The paper has a lovely fine linen surface and I know it's going to be a favourite with me.

I got out my sprays to find that only two were squirting properly so this was made with two Cosmic Shimmer sprays sprayed onto the paper then I swooshed it around on my craft mat.

After drying I painted  white gesso over the top in both directions to dull the colour. stamped the Woodware Daisy then the Hero Arts Old French Writing stamp.

The leaves and flower centre were painted with my Koi watercolour markers then I painted a couple of coats of gesso over the petals.  As the gesso covered up most black stamp lines I used a fine tip micron pen to draw sketchy lines on the flower petals.  I finished with a blush of purple ink round the edges of the white 6 inch square card

It was great fun to do and I was pleased with the result so glad I've lots more paper to play with.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges A Bit More Time to Craft #20  and Seize the Birthday Challenge  "Colouring" and Delicious Doodles "April Showers Bring May Flowers"

35 comments:

Sylviahobbycards said...

Stunning card,Barb.The flower is beautiful coloured.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Barb....Brilliant card...the background makes the image stand out well....Joolsx

Erika said...

Ooo I've not tried this technique Barb, it sounds very interesting. The finished effect is wonderful too. Love this card.

Hugs Erika. x

meg said...

Beautiful card Barb, love the finished effect, thank you for another tip

Linby said...

A wonderful mini work of art - I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Aquarius said...

Love the effect of this interesting technique (or should I say techniques) on this daisy stamp. Thanks for the explanation

brenda said...

Sarn enabled me with this paper as well Barb, I've yet to use mine though. Loving the glorious Daisy against the vintage papers.

B x

Cara said...

Beautiful. I do not need acrylic paper or that stamp, I do not need acrylic paper or that stamp, I do not need acrylic paper or that stamp..... Who am I kidding here! Cara x

Lia said...

I've got troubles with my computer so I missed a few of your gorgeous cards. This one is really nice Barb!!
Lia xx

scrAPpamondo said...

I haven't seen this paper, but you have made a fab work with it! Lovely vintage look!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely MM project Barb! LOVE it! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Angela Radford said...

Hi Barb, nice of you to stop by at mine and thanks for the lovely comment. Sprays are such a pain when they wont work just when you need them but you won over in the end and made a lovely card. Happy crafting, Angela x

Kathyk said...

Lovely card, bet Sarn will love the image you used too!

Sorry to read that you simply HAD to order those Slick Stix - hope you will love them as much as I do!

Happy Monday

Kathyk

lilian said...

Great card Barb well done.

Have a great day

lilian

Donna said...

This is lovely, Barb :)
On my list of things to try, but right now I'm working on finishing some projects that have been half done for quite some time!
The problem is... I keep getting sidetracked into making new cards or trying out new ideas I have...

Lisa Andersson said...

Beautifully done! You´ve made a fantastic job with the paper and the black and white background is a perfect match. Love it!
Hugs, Lisa

April Cheetham said...

I love this, Barb! Just beautiful! The acrylic paper sounds very interesting too...Xx

Carole said...

Lovely card Barb despite your spray problems. I wondered what acrylic paper was...thank you for answering that one and looking forward to seeing more of your creations using it.

Carol L said...

This is just a gorgeous stamped panel Barb! I love how it came together for you. The script looks amazing in the background with that pretty flower!

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Barb, love the look you've achieved...may have to do some googling! Carol x

rachel said...

Super card barb ...not heard of acrylic paper but it sounds and looks great!! Big hugs rachel x

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi Barb - this is absolutely fantastic! Love how you have done your background. Might have to give that acrylic paper a try!
Thanks for popping over to my blog & leaving such kind comments. Have a great week.
Hugs,
Bev xx

PJ said...

What a lovely vintage looking card. You have so many wonderful techniques. You always impress me with your card crafting.

A splash of color said...

Wow nice job I never thought to do acrylic paint on a card.. nice look

scrappymo! said...

The background you created looks fabulous. I have not used gesso yet but have managed to pick a jar...must give it a go as your card looks great. I love the script look behind your flower image!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Barb, the background is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

KandA said...

Hi Barb, I'm finally here playing catch up. Your card is stunning, super stamp and I love the background xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation, the colours are just beautiful and it's so nice to call in and see what you have made.xx  {aNNie}

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, loving your beautiful card, the image is fabulous and your colouring is brilliant, I love how you have torn the paper makes a lovely frame, Kate x

OttawaMom said...

That daisy is beautifully coloured! Lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Barb, such a beautiful image and great design - I've not heard of acrylic paper, you've created a fabulous card using it.
Pauline
x

Greta said...

Wowzer--this is amazing, Barb!

SARN said...

COR! I LOVE that daisy stamp and your fab background! So pleased you are enjoying using the acrylic paper. A little birdy tells me pads or acrylic paper are still at half price online from W H Smiths (and probably in store, although I haven't checked!).

Thanks for the shout out!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Janice said...

Your card is lovely Barb, you really are an artist!
Janice x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've run across several mentions of acrylic paper lately and was wondering what it was myself. Whatever it is, you made it work for you here. Love how this image came out. Great job!