Clear Scraps products. I've loved the concept of acrylic for a long time now. At first, acrylic may be a bit intimidating since it's see through--but after a bit of experimenting I found that it's this clear nature that makes acrylic such a great product for scrap booking or card making!
You can apply paint on it, dry emboss it (you can even heat emboss it with a bit of patience), apply alcohol inks to it, punch holes through it with your crop-a-dile, stamp on it etc...
My first project is actually a new, never before seen criss cross card. I used a scallop acrylic circle by Clear Scraps on this card. I inked it with alcohol inks and dry embossed it. Finally, I wrapped a bit of string around it.
Dusty Attic. You can find a tutorial here on how I give the brick wall it's texture.
Kenny K called "Queens Cutie". I colored her in with Prismacolor Pencils. I wish I was better at coloring. I honestly do my own thing when it comes to coloring images. I was actually experimenting with a new coloring method with this image & I ended up with a light/pastel sorta coloring. I liked it though! As usual I dressed up my image a bit more by highlighting parts of her hair and outfit with Star Dust stickles.
As mentioned before, you actually can heat emboss acrylic...but you have to do it with patience. If you just hit your acrylic directly and too close with the heat gun--the acrylic with warp & twist. So you heat emboss it a little at a time and from a good enough distance where it doesn't really warp the acrylic but does manage to emboss. It may take a little time & practice--but the results are really worth it! You can find more details & close ups on this layout here.
As you can see from the various photos...I did a couple of things here. I adhered paper directly onto the acrylic, I embossed some of the acrylic, I applied some alcohol ink, I punched holes and thread ribbon through it & I applied stickles along the edges. I really love how this little keepsake album came out! You can find more photos, details & how to's on this mini album here.
I hope these projects motivate some of you to experiment with acrylic! It truly is a versatile product! Enjoy the rest of the week...