Sunday, 20 March 2011

Acrylic Blistering Alien Skin

Here is the last tutorial for the weekend.
Acrylic Blister backround tag close up
A PDF version of this can be found in the tutorials section of this blog located on the tabs at the top of this page.

Materials
    300 GSM Cardstock
    Americana Acrylic Paint
    Heat Gun
    Treasure Gold Gilt Wax
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1. Paint a base coat of acrylic onto the cardstock to seal it. I have just used leftover paint for this.

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2. Once the base coat is dry apply a thick top coat, the thicker the paint the larger the blisters.This card has been painted with Americana  Burnt Orange.


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3. With the top coat still wet start heating with a heat gun until the paint starts to blister, continue until happy with the effect.

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4. Dilute a deeper colour with 50%  water and wash over the surface to give the blistering more depth. I have used Americana Deep Burgundy.

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5. Load a flat brush with a lighter shade of acrylic and wipe most of the paint off onto a paper towel.Gently start dry brushing the surface on the raised areas until happy with the effect.

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6. I like to finish of with a touch of Treasure Gold Gilt Wax and apply it with my finger highlighting some of the raised areas.

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7. There are many ways of using this, one of which is to punch out shapes from the blistered cardstock to be used within your artwork.

1 comment:

  1. Very easy and a great effect Andy !! Thanks !

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