Posted on February 23, 2012

Acrylic Distress Technique

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques


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Credit cards, wafer cookies and waffles all have one thing in common…they are all embossed! Dry embossing is a technique that creates a raised surface. In today's technique, I "step up" this technique and show you how to create a look on your handmade cards that is very easy, yet will give you a stunning result. Here are the steps.

Cover your card stock surface with acrylic paint uisng a Brayer or sponge brush. Allow this to dry completely. Run the card stock through Big Shot using Textured Impressions Embossing Folder of your choice (I used Finial Press (115963) for this sample).

Next, sand your embossed image using a Sanding Block (124304). Cover the sanded, embossed surface with ink using a Sponge Dauber (102892). Wipe off excess ink using a damp cloth.

Experiment with different types of paper, paint and ink – the possibilities are endless!

Our last technique in this series is Dry Embossing Illusion…see you tomorrow. If you've enjoyed this week of techniques, please leave me a comment and let me know which was your favorite!

Anne Brown  The Stamp Maven  Teacher of Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking Techniques 972-234-9118  anne@stampmaven.com

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