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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


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

  2. great idea Claire, love the poppy one

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

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

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

  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!

  7. Brilliant idea and technique! :) x


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