Today's cards are part of an acrylic pour I did last weekend.
I did some Christmas crafting with my 2 y/o granddaughter, Alice,
making several handmade gifts with the acrylic pour technique.
Oh ... is it ever messy!
"We" made several different gifts from planter pots to wooden
frames and there was a TON of leftover paint.
Like a scandelous amount!
For this month's "Hot Mess Success,"
I decided to simply swipe up the gobs of leftover paint onto cardstock.
Heavy acrylic paint + cardstock?
I was worried!
But ... it held up to the #110 paper BEAUTIFULLY!
Although they were dry in just a couple of hours,
I waited 48 hours and then made several cards,
playing around with different styles.
and used my Scan N Cut to cut out the images and then colored them.
I used a stitched frame die and stitched circle die to get
the front panel, added snow 'mounds' with another die to set the scene.
This background is crazy busy
so I left the rest of the card pretty simple.
Here is Santa snowboarding, in case you ever wondered
what he does in his off time!
The effect is amazing!
I see now it looks similiar to the simple shaving cream technique.
Do. not. be. fooled! :)
There's no shaving cream, no food coloring, and no swipie card thingie!
This was CRAZY messy and a product of "I dont wanna waste that!"
I decided to try another one of the paint puddles for a second card.
For card #2, I used only the INNER circle and tucked it behind.
I also had to stamp it first directly to the paper because the scan n cut
wouldn't recognize his motion of the blades.
So stamping, popping it up did the trick.
Here is Santa iceskating:
The Hot Mess chicks made cards this month
and you can see their cards here:
A quick recap ....
This was literally just cast off acrylic paint and boxes that were
heading to the recycling and I ended up with unique backgrounds!
Was this month a Hot Mess = Success? Yes!
Would I make this again? Absolutely!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings :)
I'll enter this to: SYD Gerda Steiner December Challenge