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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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