Well…twisted sketch #53 over at www.twistedsketches.com is LIVE! Come on over and check out this amazing sketch site for some out-of-the-ordinary inspiration! This week’s “twist” was acrylic….check out my interpretation below:
I must begin by saying that the background resist paper here was completely white. It is probably easy to guess that my “acrylic” twist here was acrylic paint. BUT, I also used an acrylic XL bracket piece from ClearScraps to layer over and under all the “stuff” I added to this. I was really wanting to make a mess…and this certainly satisfied that need.
This is a photo of myself on my wedding day….I was riding in the classic car we rented (don’t ask me what kind it was because I really do not have any idea..but it was classy : ) to go to the Myriad Gardens where we got married. It was such a happy day.
Here are some up-close detailed images:
I pierced holes into the acrylic using a flourish Punch n’ Stitch template from Oriental Trading Co.
After punching the holes, I used embroidery floss for the stitching…I’m not used to being so mindful of what the back stitching looks like, but because of the clear acrylic I had to be very careful.
Above is a photo of the background paper…it was white. This paper has a resist type treatment/design that when you ink or paint it, it leaves the design showing through. I have searched the world over trying to properly identify this paper…I think that it came in one of my monthly kits from Swirlydoos but I cannot (for the life of me) find out who makes it. If anyone can identify this paper and help me out it would be greatly appreciated…please e-mail me or leave it in the comments so that I can properly give credit where credit is due. I saturated this with a multitude of different colors of acrylic paint…then, lightly sanded it with a sanding tool from Close to My Heart, better defining the background design.
Ingredients for this layout include (but are not limited to – not for my lack of trying) the following: Thickers chipboard letter stickers; XL ClearScraps bracket clear acrylic sheet; Colorbok’s Sticky Border Stax and Sticky Journal Stax; Oriental Trading Co.’s Punch n’ Stitch flourish template; CTMH paper piercer; Timeless Touches 12 by 12 cork board; Spare Parts’ brads by the Paper Studio (HL); Loveshack patterned paper by BoBunny; Love Elsie paper; Bracket chipboard frame by Technique Tuesday; Kaisercraft die-cut paper (flourish-like photo corners) painted black and cut off the paper; green/black polka-dotted ribbon by Recollections from M’s called Urban trim; buttons from my stash, but also included in some of the monthly Scarlet Lime kits; & flowers from Prima, Petaloo, and from a Lei my son brought home from school : ) All acrylic paint used here was from PLAID and included the following colors: Neon Pink, Carribean, Turquoise, Engine Red, Bright Pink, Citrus Green, Pure Orange, and Perfect Purple.
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