Acrylic paint transfer collage

8 Jun
It’s my daughters last day of school and I promised her a fun project.  Well, this began as a fun little diddy and then became time-consuming.  Anni loves the canvas so it was worth it!  I borrowed the acrylic paint transfer idea from  Next Anni painted circles on tin foil and turned it over on the canvas and then she cut out metallic hearts that we glued to the collage.  We finished the project by covering the entirety in mod podge.

Acrylic Paint Transfer

Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional)

Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage
Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don’t use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Lightly press it down making sure it’s smooth and not wrinkled
Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool

Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dry

Take your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don’t want it too wet

Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger

Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too

Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away

You can do exactly the same on a canvas

Our masterpiece…

2 Responses to “Acrylic paint transfer collage”

  1. This Sydney Life June 8, 2012 at 3:38 am #


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