Hello friends! It's almost the end of February and one of our themes this month is friendship! Today, I'm sharing one of the new fabulous 12x12 Acrylic Layouts! Please don't be intimidated by them; I swear they are lots of fun and easy to embellish! I used the Mono Butterflies 12x12 Acrylic Layout with photos of my daughter and her BFF since kindergarten. They don't see each other a lot but when they do, watch out! Seriously, they crack me up and are two peas in a pod. I love that they act like no time has passed since they've seen each other. :)
I started by removing the protective film from both sides of the acrylic. I then used some distress paint on the butterflies and a portion of the frames. Once dry, I started covering the edges with patterned papers using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive. I simply trimmed my edges with scissors or an exacto knife. Also a little sanding helps as well!
I had some Butterfly Mixers in my stash (Susan don't ever get rid of these! LOL) and wanted to add them as a 3D element to my page. I painted both with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Chandelier. I then took my heat tool and LIGHTLY applied some heat to bend the shapes; you have to be careful because they will melt fast! Once set, I took a few matching colors of alcohol ink and dropped directly into the Mixers. I found that using a pop dot along with the Beacon adhesive kept the Mixers secure.
Don't be afraid to do a little experimenting with the colors...you may be surprised with your results!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to try out the new Acrylic Layouts! Please if you have any questions on how to use any of the products, don't hesitate to ask! We would love to help! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, enamel dots, wooden shapes, stickers: Simple Stories; paint: Ranger, Tattered Angels; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; ribbon: Snug Hug; stamp: American Crafts