Paint Splatter with Acrylic Block

Hi readers! Happy Thursday! Please join us in a big warm welcome to our first time guest designer, Yvonne Blair! She’s created this dreamy tag using a fun technique to share with us today! Enjoy!


  1. Apply Distress Paints to your craft sheet and spritz with water.

  2. One color at a time pick up paint with Acrylic block and stamp it over the tag.

  3. You will need to add more paint to the block as needed.

  4. Dry each layer of paint with your heat tool before adding next color.

  5. Once you get the paint layers the way you want them and everything has been dried with a heat tool add Distress Inks to blend all the colors together.

  6. Apply a bit of Gathered Twigs to the edges to add some dimension around the edges.

Once you have your background completed embellish as you want!

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I hope you are inspired to try this technique.
Try different color paints and see what happens! This is one of my favorite ways to create a textured very dimensional background!
Thank you for letting me share a bit of creative fun with you today!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yvonne for being our guest!


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  1. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOOOOVE the “splatters” of the different hues of blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) SUPER sentiment & all the other coordinating do-dad’s! This would make a SUPER going back to school gift!!!! ;)

  2. Ooohhhh…..what a great technique. I love the look. I have a bunch of distress paints…must give this technique a try.

  3. I am unsure about Step #5: Aren’t you adding 3 colours of Distress Inks to make the tag? What, exactly, does “add Distress inks to blend all the colours together refer to or instruct?
    -i.e Step #5 reads: “Once you get the paint layers the way you want them and everything has been dried with a heat tool ***add Distress Inks*** to blend all the colors together.” (my asterisks in quote).
    I’d like to know if anyone else has trouble understanding this or if anyone has an answer to my question, please.

    1. I am not sure but think it means to take the two blue distress inks and alternately apply them around the tag so that the dried blue paint and ink blend to make it look like one colorful layer. The picture shows the two blue distress pads and the tag all blue while the previous picture shows areas of white still showing. At the end you would use the gathered twigs on the edges. I hope I’m correct but am not sure.

  4. The result of this technique looks gorgeous! I love Distress Paints and I will surely try it! Can’t wait to see the result with different colors! Thank you so much Yvonne for sharing!

  5. Awesome technique, I was thinking of making something like this with watercolors, but this looks easier.

  6. What a fun technique! I have never tried it before but will certainly do on my next crafty escapade ;) TFS, have a wonderful day!

  7. Love the sentiment and the beautiful blue + the pretty embellishments.
    Hope to see more from you. Congrats on your first guest project:)

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