A smashing good tag time!

One technique I love playing with is the Acrylic Smash Technique, it gets a bit messy but that's half the beauty of it.  The current My Unity Place Challenge MUPC05 is to Make a Tag, so given I received some Itty Bitty Stamps in the post today I just had to break them out and play.

I got out my Acrylic Paints (five colours to be exact), a piece of A4 Acetate which I cut in half and then I dripped and dropped paint on to one half of the acetate, took the other half and put it on top and squished and smooched until I had covered the entire piece and was happy with the colours/patterns.  I then seperated the two pieces and with paint side up let them dry.



I got out my Black Staz On Ink and inked up the 3 butterflies image from the Dream Big Itty Bitty Stamp by Unity & Webster's Pages.  and stamped on the reverse side (non painted side).  I then mounted this to my spellbinder cut label shape (paint side down), cut around it and then stamped the sentiment Dream Big.  Edged the edges with my Gold Krylon Pen and punched a hole and tied on coordinating gold ribbon.

I love the random colour effect and you can also get different effects by layering different coloured cardstock behind the acetate piece as well.  I love this butterfly image too and am thinking I may smash some more and make some colourful bookmarks as a gift for a friend.

Here is a couple of Acrylic Smash cards I have shared with you before for more examples of how versatile this fun technique is.



I am also sharing this creation at Make it Monday - #42 which is a Blog I recently found that encourages you to Create, Share and Inspire.

12 comments:

Lone Pine Designs said...

Sounds like a fun technique and your results are terrific!

Julie said...

Your butterfly tags are beautiful Dannie. Love the randomness of the colour blends.

April said...

Love these...what a wonderful gift idea!

Might have to get my fingers messy and give this a try!

Becky said...

Dannie, I love those tags, so colorful. I have to try this. :)

Jenn said...

Danie, this are just beautiful! I just love your technique....what a fun project! I love paint! Where do you get your acetate...I cannot find it here in GJ-USA....

Jenn

Tammy said...

Beautiful tags and of course, the cards are too but the tags are so dramatic.

Lynn McAuley said...

These acrylic smash tags are stunningly beautiful!! What amazing colors with these dramatic butterflies, Danie! Love everything about these sensational tags!!

Danie May said...

Jenn you can get acetate from some craft shops or Office Stationery Suppliers. The piece I used was in a pack of Clear Presentation Binding Covers from Officeworks.

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a great technique - i love those colours
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
Lisa x
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cg said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. I've just discovered this technique, and now I'm really jazzed to try it!

Kerrie said...

Wow your tags are simply gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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Lisa said...

Hi Danielle, I saw your tags on Make It Monday and wanted to stop in to tell you I think they're gorgeous! I love the mix of colors - just beautiful. They remind me a little of tie dye :)