Exploring Alcohol and Acrylic

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I recently learned a technique using acrylic paint and rubbing alcohol and I have been having so much fun with it, I thought I would share it here …

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I found these little wooden panels on sale at Michael’s and thought they would be good to try this technique on.

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  1. Paint randomly with multiple colors. I used Distress Paint in blue and green. When they start to blend, stop and clean the brush and then go again. If they mix too much, dry and then add a bit of color back in.
  2. explore_candy_spiegel3When dry, cover with white paint. I used Dylusions paint. This is a very fluid paint that dries quickly and it worked a bit too well … It didn’t cover as completely as I had hoped and the alcohol obliterated it in places. Next time, I will use a standard acrylic paint. While still wet, spray with rubbing alcohol. Let sit for 5 minutes and then use a baby wipe to remove portions of the white paint, allowing the other colors to show through.
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    Because of the properties of the Dylusions paint, I had little to take off … it almost fell off. In some places, I used a dry paper towel to blot the alcohol off and then heat dried it.
  4. explore_candy_spiegel5Use a glazing medium to adhere Finnabair Mica Flakes.
  5. explore_candy_spiegel6Mix glazing medium with Perfect Pearls (I used green) and cover each piece.
  6. explore_candy_spiegel7Use Tiny Attacher to staple rope to the blocks to make a banner or hanger.
  7. explore_candy_spiegel8I added a photo and hung this one on my tree.
  8. explore_candy_spiegel9Cover chipboard letters with two coats of enamel powder and one coat of UTEE.
  9. explore_Candy_Spiegel1Decorate with photos, twine and rocks taken from the beach!

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