How to Smoosh Sorbet and Velvet Paints

by Art Anthology

Use an acrylic block to smoosh Sorbet and Velvet dimensional paints to create beautiful and one-of-a-kind backgrounds.

Supplies

  • Sunshine Sorbet
  • Parakeet Sorbet
  • Pixie Sorbet
  • Fiji Velvet
  • Fiesta Velvet
  • Leaf Sorbet
  • Mayan Gold Velvet
  • strudy cardstock like canvas paper
  • acrylic block
  • palet knife
  • script stamp from Carabelle studio
  • Flower stamps from Paper Artsy
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Choose some colors of Velvets and Sorbets! Use an acrylic block which is smaller than the size of the cardstock. Use stirdy cardstock, eg Canvas paper.

    Step 2

    Smear some paints onto the block with a palet knife. Don't try to cover it all up, and do not mix the colors intentionally. Stamp onto the cardstock; move it around a little to smoosh the color...

    Step 3

    ... and when lifting, keep on 'drawing' to the bottom and top of it by dragging some color with an edge of the acrylic block; it makes it less edgy and covers more of the cardstock.

    Step 4

    When still wet, stamp in the paint with a script stamp, and stamp with the ink on the stamp itself onto the cardstock elsewhere; outside or partially outside the painted part. Repeat as desired.

    Step 5

    You can also stamp the paint off the stamp on another piece of cardstock for later use! LOVELY, isn't it?

    Step 6

    Close-up of the background : Believe me, it shimmerzzzzz.

    Step 7

    Close-up of the stamping in the wet paint.

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Paint some white acrylic paint over the image to make it stand out. (..leave it in the stamping tool!)

    Step 10

    Coverage isn't needed, it's beautiful if you do this a little messy to add some depth! Don't forget to add white paint to the stem and dots. (..leave it in the stamping tool!)

    Step 11

    Stamp the image again with a darker ink, and also stamp the text. Remove it from the stamping tool now!

    Step 12

    It's finished, although ...

    Step 13

    I've added a little touch of yellow-green to the petals with a colored pencil to add interest. DONE.

    Step 14

    Another close-up of the project! LOVE the edges I created by dragging the paint with the acrylic block.

    Step 15

    AND the stamping in the wet paint adds to the overall card!

    Step 16

    Now for another one, with a little twist, and other colors. The twist is : misting the cardstock ánd the paint on the block with some water. It changes the way the paper takes the paints!

    Step 17

    Smoosh it onto the cardstock, and stamp in the wet paint with a script stamp. Restamp with the paint on the stamp, onto the cardstock elsewhere; outside or partially outside the painted part. Repeat!?

    Step 18

    Close-up of the stamping in the wet paint.

    Step 19

    Attach the background into a stamping tool. Stamp the image with a light ink... Paint some white acrylic paint over the image to make it stand out. (leave it in the stamping tool!)

    Step 20

    Stamp the image again with a darker ink, and also stamp the text. Remove it from the stamping tool!.

    Step 21

    I added some color to the flower with colored pencils.

    Step 22

    Close-up.

    Step 23

    LOVE the texture the white acrylic paint has created because of the messy way of painting it. That's it for today!

    Step 24

    Which one is your favorite? Please let me know whether you got inspired! You can also become part of the AA community on Facebook and even show your own artwork. See you again another time.