Tech Tip: Altered Acrylic Sentiments
Hello! Jennifer here with my first project as a member of the Scrapbook Circle creative team. I am so excited to be here and even more excited about May’s kit – Here & Now.
May’s kit comes with a fantastic cut file that I enlarged and used as a background on my layout. However, I loved the Jillibean Soup acrylic shapes and knew I wanted to include them on this project.
These pictures of my son are some of my favorites, but the color photos weren’t jiving with the patterned papers. To remedy this, I converted them to black and white, chose a subtle patterned paper, and decided to make everything pop with black and white accents.
I wanted to give the acrylic sentiments some emphasis, so I used black paint and covered the back of each of the words. When the paint wasn’t drying fast enough for my liking, I decided to speed up the process by using my heat gun. Oops! Within a few seconds, the acrylic started shriveling and changing shape much like a Shrinky Dink (if you are old enough to remember what those are)! However, I really liked the effect and decided to “melt” both of the words. Sometimes happy accidents occur when you’re crafting, and this was one of those times.
To finish the layout, I fussy cut several shapes from the Amy Tangerine Better Together acetate sheet and clustered them around the photo. I also added some paint splatters and attached a strip of patterned paper across the photos with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I hope that you are inspired to create something fun today and enjoy the process along the way!