Thursday 25 April 2019

Die Cutting Vinyl: An Acrylic Background

This was the second sample that I made using the new acrylic shapes from Claritystamp. I have had some sheets of vinyl suitable for making peel offs for a while and decided to see how a piece would work with dies rather than an electronic cutting machine, such as a Cricut or Brother Scan N Cut.
To start, I removed the protective covering from a medium sized acrylic square. I dripped alcohol inks in Botanical, Clover, Lettuce and Stream onto the square. Next, I added blending solution to a felt pad and blended out the colours until the square was fully covered in ink.
Using the Teasel die and a Picot square die to create a narrow border, I die cut a topper from my sheet of black vinyl. I had to run it through my die cutting machine a couple of times but it wasn't too difficult to do. Even the narrow pieces cut beautifully.
After peeling off the backing, the vinyl was added onto the front of the coloured acrylic square and I ensured that it was well stuck down.
To finish, I added a sticker from the Small Talk book by Tim Holtz idea-ology.
Of course Lou saw the potential and matted the piece onto a painty background and onto a canvas.  This is how it looked on TV yesterday during the 9am show.
Thanks Lou.  It was the perfect finishing touch.


  1. This looks so effective, love the colours and design.

  2. Beautiful. I am looking forward to playing when mine arrive. Hope the move goes well. Xx

  3. Love this piece, as you say the painty background sets off your artwork perfectly.


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