Saturday, 21 February 2009

Acrylic Paint Backgrounds

These are some ATCs I've done with acrylic paint backgrounds. I was aiming for a slightly grungy look for these even though I've used pastel colours. They're for this month's swap on UK Stampers,
on the theme of Friends.
I started with an acrylic paint background and then added two layers of stamping with the printed images over the top.
Then I added a bit of ink around the edges and a few embellishments.


11 comments:

Artyfax said...

Love these atc's Sian, and great backgrounds - feel like I would have liked to see more of them. Question... did you just use the acrylic paint like a wet-into-wet watercolour? Or were you dabbing/stamping with acrylic paint?

Sherry said...

This is a beautiful set - love the paint colours you've used - really great with the black and white (ish) images. 'Best of Friends' is my favourite!

Femmy said...

OMG!!! these are stunning!!!

Crafty Critter said...

WOW Sian these are stunning, gorgeous colours.

Tonje said...

These atc's are totally cute! I love the backgrounds you have made.

My name is CINDY...... said...

These are brill - those backgrounds really make your images pop!! Am itching to have a go now but would ask the same question as John (well I think I understand what he means lol)

Sian said...

In answer to John's question, the paints are dabbed on. I layered them and on some bits I dabbed them through sequin waste and mesh using a sponge, then I stamped over the top in ink. (Sorry folks, I know I usually explain things a bit better in my posts, but I've been a lazy blogger of late!)

Agnes the Red said...

I think you've explained how you've used the acrylic paints very well. These ATCs are stunning with wonderful colours that suit the photos. I can't pick out a fav....because they are ALL lovely!
Ange x

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