Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Frosted and Embossed Acrylic - Tutorial - ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I ran across this tutorial online and knew I just had to give it a whirl, it is so fun and easy - you will love it!  It also involves a bit of recycling so with earth day coming up next week it is perfect timing, too!

 I am using an old American Crafts pop dot package, I always keep these as they can be using for so many things.

 First you want to separate the front and back.  I will put the front away for the next time I want to mix a bit of white paint with mist to make a custom colour, it make a great palette.

 Trim the edges off of the back piece so that you have a nice flat piece of acrylic.

 Now pop that nice flat piece of acrylic into your Cuttlebug or other embosser, and run it through. I am working with a large polka dot embossing folder.

 How cute is this, it embossed like a charm!

Next, I sanded it with an emery board, you could also use fine grit sandpaper.  I just didn't have any handy. (Read, I was too lazy to go to the garage and look for some.)  This photo shows the subtle difference between the non sanded dots on the left and the sanded dots on the right.

Here is a little close up shot of how the embossed acrylic looks on my projects.

 This is my finished project, a birthday card for a sweet friend!

Thank you for joining me today!  This tutorial was created for my friends at  ScrapMuch?.  You should pop on over to their blog and have a look around, there is something going on over there pretty much daily!

Laura
xoxo

14 comments:

  1. Very cool idea! I had no idea you could emboss acrylic - definitely going to give this a try.

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  2. what an awesome fun and easy accent... great recycling too.. love it

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  3. This is awesome. Have pinned it here with link back to your blog post:Embellisments tutorials

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    1. Thank you! I have started following your board.

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  4. What type of adhesive did you use to attach it to the card?

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  5. What type of adhesive did you use to attach it to the card?

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    1. Thank you for your question! I used a bit of Zip Dry, a clear liquid glue, under the part that would be hidden by the scalloped paper piece. You only need a little of this glue to hold the acrylic.

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  6. Great idea Laura! I will have to try that out!

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  7. This is the coolest thing ever! Love it! I have been saving plastic packaging too... and now I know what to do with them! :)

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  8. That is so awesome!!! Beautiful work Laura!

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  9. Such a fun technique!!! Love how you used it on your card!!!

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