The Rules...

We love to see all of your beautiful creations but to be in for the prize drawing it must be a scrapbook layout or mini album. After all that is what we are about here. We all love to stamp on our cards but sometimes we forget to use them on our layouts and other projects. They are cheap embellishments and plentiful after all. You are welcome to combine our challenge with others. Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Acrylic Paint Resist Tutorial by Jowlina

Scrap and stamp Saturday acrylic paint resist tutorial

Welcome to this weeks’ tutorial. We will show you how to create your own patterned paper and accents using this quick and easy resist technique using acrylic paint.

What you will need
Craft sheet
White acrylic paint
Foam brush or sponge
White cardstock
Distress ink pad or glimmer mist

How to

1. You will need white acrylic paint, a craft sheet to protect your work surface, a sponge and some plain white cardstock.

2. Add a dollop of white acrylic paint to your cardstock. Use your sponge to move the paint around. Leave some open spaces on your cardstock where you do not cover it with paint. Cover as much or as little of your card stock as you would like to. Leave the paint to dry naturally or speed up the process a bit with your heat gun.

3. Use the direct to paper technique to add colour to your painted cardstock. Drag your Distress ink pad over the entire piece of cardstock to add colour.

4. Use a soft tissue or baby wipe to remove the colour from the paint areas. Because the paint resists the ink, the ink sits on top of the paint and can easily be wiped clean.

5. Try some alternatives to the resist technique. Use a detailed stamp and ink it using your white acrylic paint. Stamp your image and once dry add your colour in the same manner as before. You can also use a foam stamp and pile the paint on really thick to get a nice dimensional stamped image. Add your colour and then use your image on a layout or card.

Tips and tricks

Use your stamped resist cardstock to die-cut different images like butterflies and flowers

Die-cut lettering for a title on your next layout out of the resist image

Use as a photo matt for smaller pictures

Use them as a background on cards

Piece different resist images together to create a beautiful background on your layout

Try adding colour with glimmer mist, colour washes, watercolours and even acrylic paint in different colours

As a nice alternative use a gold or copper to stamp your images in and then add your colour. The resist will now be in gold or copper and adds extra sparkle to your project

Paint dabbers by Ranger Industries is a quick alternative to adding your paint directly onto your cardstock

Have fun! Try your hand at this fun technique and share your creations with us.

Love Jowilna


  1. Love this technique.....thanks so much for sharing with us...I adore the end result!!!

    Have a great one!!!

  2. Great techniue! Thank you for sharing it!