Saturday, May 22, 2010


Just had to try this technique! (It's really called "Acrylic Smash" but I used metallics instead.) Using 3 metallic paint dabbers: silver, gold and pearl, I came up with these two cards.

For the Fifth Ave. Rose, I used just the gold and pearl colors, smushing them (that's a technical stamping term) between the acetate and white cs beneath. Once satisfied with the amount and blend of colors, I stamped the image with black Staz-On ink, mounted it behind the square window overlay and attached it to a Soft Suede card. After the leaves were punched from a piece of scrap dsp, I also cut a thin strip of it to place along the bottom third of the card. The butterflies were cut out with the Embosslits Beautiful Wings die. Finally, black mini-gems were added for the butterfly "bodies." (Click for further details, click again to magnify a smaller spot.)

The second card was even easier. After smushing all three colors of dabber between the acetate and white cs, I stamped the sunflower with Staz-On ink, mounted them behind the white scalloped circle overlay, added the greeting stamped with Chestnut Roan chalk ink and the Hero Arts flower with a gold brad, and mounted it on some metallic brown cs. Then I attached it to the front of the Kraft card with SU dimensionals. The inside greeting reads "A day filled with blessings."

Acetate Smashing is fun--try it! (Third entry for today, so scroll down for more.)
For a video tutorial, look HERE.


Shelly said...

Lovely! Using the metallics adds a nice touch to this technique.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Doris,

Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week at Always Playing with Paper! Your cards are lovely! I love the metallics!

Lesley :)