Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sanding Acrylics

I just thought I should share this tip too after sharing the "Embossing on Acrylics" technique. This tip would allow you to create a frosted acrylic look on your acrylic projects.

The steps are very simple. First, you run your acrylic through an embossing tool and get it embossed. Then use a sanding block or some sand paper to sand the reverse side of the embossed side. You could actually do it on either side but not on both side. To get a smoother sanding, you need a finer sand paper but if it's too fine, it might take a little while to get the effect you want.

I know that most of you must be thinking, is she crazy???...lol! Well, being crazy is part of my way of having fun in the process of creating. Try it!!

13 comments:

CraftFairy said...

This is a super idea! I was wondering what to do with some acrylics I bouth aside from staining them. Thanks for the tip! You are so cool!!!

Angelica said...

Irene - this is a great trick - could you use alcohol inks on the frosted part after or something else?

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Angelica,
You could alcohol inked it if you want. I left mine just liked this to have that white frosted look on it.

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Great tip Irene. I have quite a collection of embossing folders and I am off to have a play. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Irene :)

venyart said...

What a cool effect!!! Will have to try this!!!

mininessie said...

:D
you are not crazy!
is a great and nice idea!
hugs!

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jules p said...

this is really neat. I can't believe how these acrylics can go through an embosser. But that is neat.

jacque4u2c said...

How awesome! How do you ever come up with this stuff! Whatever it is - DON'T STOP!

Corien XXX said...

Hi Irene, just love it, I left you an award on my Blog

Diva Scrapper said...

Wow! Your tips and tricks are just awesome. I've totally enjoyed looking through your blog, I'll be back for sure. Thanks for sharing.

vivayne.com said...

You're doing a great job! Great idea, very creative!!

paulien710 said...

oh wow..... this looks FABULOUS!!!!!
Thnx for sharing this great tip!

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