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Monday, 23 May 2011

DEMO - Acrylic Squishings for Backgrounds

Hi, this is my last week for Scrollswork.........aaaaahhhh., now part of the deal with being a GD is to give a Demo.  I chose to do Acrylic Squishings, as many of you over the last 6 months have shown an interest as to how it was done.  Beware its a long long post............lol

Items you need

Acrylic Paints, Craft Mat or Plastic Sheet, the Cheapest Photographic Paper as it slides better than the expensive kind and a Water Mister.  Now choose your colours and off we go..............
Here are some examples of how you can apply your paint to the Craft Mat, each will give different results.

 Don't forget to spray quite a bit of water otherwise the photo paper will stick, and you end up with a
     nasty mess..............   You can either drag your paper or just press down, either way your colours will perform differently.

The most Important thing to remember is to let it dry Naturally.  This is the Cool bit, as it dries the Acrylics start to Crack and Separate, for me this is the best bit as you never know whats going to happen.  So be patient and the Magic will begin.  Below are some samples of what you can expect to happen.  Had great difficulty choosing as wanted to show you them all..........lol

So have fun, thats the main thing and experiment.

You can do this technique or plain paper on card, say for your journal pages, tags or card making, but the colours do not separate quite as well, but still gives some great effects
The above paints were given to me by my dear friend Andrea of Smudgemastic for my birthday last year.

Hope haven't bored you to death, but its my last day as GD for Scrollswork so was determined I would go out with a blast...............lol
Have a great day and please let me know if you try this technique as would love to see, and if there is anything you would like to ask just email me and will be happy to answer you.  So its a tearful farewell and a big thank you for Jacque for letting me be her Guest Designer for the month.  Hugs Annette x


59 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Woo thnx for this Annette, I have a whole stack of small sized photographic paper and have been keeping it for that time when I knew what to do with it. Now I do, I shall have fun experimenting - don't know how I will have the patience to wait for it to dry though.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Healing Woman said...

I cannot wait to try this. I too, have a bunch of photo paper is various sizes and will put them to good use now that you have shared this technique. All the examples you used are so muted and dreamy looking. Thanks so much Netty!

Zoechaos said...

Great Tut thank you Annette cool results as well. Will have to get my paints out and have a play, will let you know! XOXO Zoe

McCrafty's Cards said...

I am going to have to have a go at this, Ive got some photo paper and the right paint :o) Thanks Annette.
Kevin xx

craftattack said...

Lovely way to blast yourself out! I am a paint squisher/splodger/ smearer as you know, and can only recommend everyone to get their teeth into some paints (???) and get started!

Julie Shoemaker said...

Thanks for the tip Annette. I've used this technique with ink, but never acrylics.

florenceandfreddie said...

Thank you for your demo. I have loads of small photo sheets so will have a go.
Regards Florence.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

that´s fantastic.. thank you Netty for sharing this with us! I will try... great!

Fliss said...

This is fabulous Netty and just my kind of thing so will definitely try this as the messier the better from my point of view.
Strangely enough, earlier today I came across a pile of 6 x 4 photo paper given me by a friend - must be fate lol
Thanks! Fliss xx

Paula said...

nice tutorial - thanks for sharing Annette.

wearestampers said...

Very cool technique! Will give this a try! Got my Scrolls Works stamps the other day, now I need to go play!!
Pam

Anesha said...

Looks like lots of fun. Thanks for sharing!!

Susan Allan said...

I love your way of making backgrounds. Experimentation is the key!!
There is no limit to the number of effects you can achieve.
Have a wonderful day, Netty!
Sue xxx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Nettie - wowsers! thank you for showing how to get started with paint. You make amazing backgrounds!

Lori said...

Wow, this is a simple technique, but gives smashing results! Thanks for sharing it, they look fantastic!

Lisa Somerville said...

LOVE all the colorful BG's, thanks for the tutorial!

Kim B said...

Bang!! What a great tutorial. I will definitely try this. You should show us more tutorials :o)
Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kim

Gez said...

Wow! Amazing backgrounds..will have a play tonight :) Thanks for sharing.xx

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely fantastic!!!! TFS!

~Linda

donna said...

Thanks Annette. I was leaving out the spray with water part so will be trying this again. I love how yours look...hugs..Donna

joanne wardle said...

excellent!

Gerri Herbst said...

OMG OMG OMG.
This is the best ever, so simple and so very beautiful I must finish blogging so I can try it.Thanks for yr sweet congrats on my new DT position. I do appreciate it. Again great tutorial, it was not long at all. gerri

Plume said...

WHat a great technique! I will certainly try it out this week!I really love the crackling effect and it amazes me because there is no crackle paint involved! great work!.

Plume said...

WHat a great technique! I will certainly try it out this week!I really love the crackling effect and it amazes me because there is no crackle paint involved! great work!.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great technique, love the results. These would be great for backgrounds for cards or even little books. Enjoy your week, Tracy x

Daniele said...

inspiration squishing hun
hugs

Pops x said...

These look gorgeous sweetie, each one is so so diferent but gorgeous, I would love to be able to play like this, the results are fantastic, hugs pops x x x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Squish on my dear...love the backgrounds!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh this looks like great fun! Wonderful effects and I have a ton of photo paper on hand! Thanks for showing us.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, oh commiserations on it being your last post, never mind you've gone out in style and with a lovely technique to help us, Thanks so much it's wonderful:0) xxx

Faye said...

Wonderful post, Netty. It is always fun to learn new (to me) techniques. This one is something I haven't tried before with acrylics. I love the one with lots of green, almost the last one, number 4, I think.

Heidi said...

Thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Meggymay said...

Wow, will be trying this when I get home again. Great demo. Yvonne x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a fantastic colorful collection.

Doreen said...

What a great technique Annette,It certainly looks like a lot of fun.xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for this great workshop. Something more for my to-do-list.

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Wow!! What a fab tutorial.

I don't have any of these goodies but it looks like a fab technique .. .. I particularly love the idea of leaving your work to dry so you can see what develops. I feel sure I would be actually standing over it "watching it dry".

Lots of fantastic inspiration and pictures.

Shame your Guest Designer spot is coming to an end. You have clearly really enjoyed yourself.

Love Jules xx

Roban Studio said...

Oooooh!!! I love the last image! You can do the same thing with alcohol inks. I never knew you could use acrylics. I'm going to try this. Thanks for showing your technique Netty! Hugs xo ~ Rhonda

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, Wow! Just look at all of these fabulous comments!!! Very awesome demo, Nettie! I can't wait to give it a try. Looks like you've spent hours and hours, and the results are stunning! Thank you for sharing this fab technique!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I appreciate your wordsin the Cindy´s blog!!!! you so sweet at all!!!!and I am delighted with your blog ... everything here is very beautiful!You are so talented!!!!!
Again thank you.
Have a wonderful week!!! I´m follower ....
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Janet said...

Oh wow these are amazing! Thank you for the Fimo tips sweetie x

lynne said...

Great tutorial Annette.
Wishes
Lynne

1CardCreator said...

Awesome tut, love the papers. Left you love over at SW.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Great demo, great examples. Love the crackling effect. Will have to give this a go.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OMGoodness Nettie - this is amazing, and I'm so excited because I already have loads of (hardly used) acrylics and cheap photo paper - can't wait to have a go tomorrow! The crackle effect is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Sylvia xx

minnie_mac said...

Looks like a fun technique. Can't wait to give it a bash !

Marilyn

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Now I know why I never threw that cheap photo paper away!! Can't wait to try this. I love the 4th one down.
Cathy

PetraB said...

This looks so cool, I definitely have to try this.

Limar said...

Great backgrounds and it looks like so much fun! Thanks :)

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this looks so fun, I would love to try this, thanks for the instructions.

Catherine... said...

Ohhh Netty, I like this....squish and messy, great fun...I did something similar with my school kids.... they loved it.....

joanna said...

Great tutorial Annette! love them all and will have to check this out myself :)

Electra said...

This is really pretty, I'm off to try it-thanks for the technique class, Annette!

2amscrapper said...

Wow, these are fantastic!

Andrea C said...

Excellent tutorial and the effects are brilliant. Ps thanks for the tip about hitting the keep logged on it worked x

Kay Griffin said...

What a great technique, thanks for sharing :) x

Dolly Daydreams said...

OOh what fabulous squishings have the paper must just get the paint, thanks for sharing.

Marie

Miek said...

THANK YOU so much for charing this tutorial. I love this messy work.

Shar said...

Thanks for the great instructions! I love the different effects you achieved with this technique!