I wanted to share this with you since I thought it turned out kind of nice. Like many of you, I get going sometimes with trying different things to see if I might use them for larger pieces in some way.
This is just a 5x5 piece of what I purchased as Acrylic Paper. I am not sure what that means, but I will not purchase more...it kind of seems like a plasticized paper to me. That aside, I want to share with you what I did to get this effect. The acrylic paper was painted with acrylic paint (in this case a blue) and while it was wet I sprinkled pearl powder (this was Jacqurd PearlEx brand) using a few layers of gauze. I then allowed that to dry. The powder was still easy to remove from the surface, so I did not want to use a brush to move it around because I liked the effect. What to do to seal it? Mmm, I was not sure, but what did I have to loose? I spooned the clear acrylic glaze into the middle of this piece...spoonful by spoonful. Yes, it was thick...it tilted the paper until it seemed smooth over the surface. If you click on this image and look around the edges, you can see where the glaze did not get to every edge of this paper. Once it was spread out to the edges, I left it to dry for a couple of days. Now you can see the final result.
While I will not use the acrylic paper for anything but testing (and will not buy more), I will use this technique again without a doubt! What do you think? Would you consider trying something similar? Do you think it would work out with other base colors, too? Do you have any other ideas for sealing the powder on the surface?
Now, are you planning a fun weekend? I hope to get a bit of creative time in sometime this weekend!
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