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Monday, 27 October 2014

Stamping on acrylic blocks (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with some samples made by stamping on some acrylic blocks. Its always fun to find a new surface to stamp on and acrylic blocks are cheap and make lovely paper weights and home decor projects. There's a great range of sizes at Chocolate Baroque, you can find them here.

I had so much fun experimenting with different products and some worked better than others so I thought I'd share some of my projects which were made using the beautiful new stamps Poppy Edges


The first acrylic block was  made using the lovely seed heads stamp. I gave my acrylic block a good dusting with an antistatic bag and stamped the image with gilding glue. I left the glue to set for a few minutes before applying the gilding flakes and then painted with Twinklin H20 paints mixed with a little gloss gel medium. The gel medium helps the water based paints adhere to the acrylic . Here's a pic of the painted image. I then tried using gilding wax around the edge of the block, I wasn't sure if this would work but after leaving it to dry for a few hours it polished off beautifully and gives the acrylic block a lovely edge.


This acrylic block wasn't so successful. I stamped the image with Black stazon and very carefully coloured with Graph'It markers. It looks quite pretty against the white card but I decided I wanted to make the image stand out a bit more so I painted the back with gesso and got in a dreaful mess lol. Lesson learned, next time i'll leave it much longer to dry 


If you have a go at stamping on your acrylic blocks instead of with them, we'd love to see your projects. Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx



9 comments:

  1. Adore these Claire. Really enjoyed reading your post. tfs. Such a fabulous idea using the acrylic block.
    Hugs, Flo xx

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  2. great idea Claire, love the poppy one

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  3. What a great idea, I love the poppy one
    Jackie x

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  4. That's a totally different way to use the block! Looks good!

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  5. What a clever idea and what a unique gift for someone. x

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  6. I did stamp on acryllic blocks before, only not with the intention of keeping the stamped image! Fun idea! Both look great, love the red of the poppies. If I understand correctly, it was after you took this picture that things went wrong? Would it still be possible to scrape/rinse/clean the acryllic block? (I'm thinking of temporary art - every season a new image!
    Debbie/Daqa

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  7. Brilliant idea and technique! :) x

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