Sahlin Studio Plastic Alpha. Jenn Barrette Something Good. Brush Script MT font.Have you ever used acrylics or transparent embellishments on a digital scrapbook page? There are so many fun ways to use these types of elements to kick up the “wow” factor on your layouts! (All images are linked for credits) I love the use of big acrylic numbers and alphas on a layout! It’s a great way to emphasize a theme, without overpowering the page. Transparent acrylic embellishments can be placed over patterned paper for a fun look. The design still shows through, yet the text on the alphas is readable. Not all acrylic is crystal clear. I love the color tinted acrylic hearts on this sweet layout. Acrylic can go right on top of a photo! I love how the scene is still visible right through the title. You can even read journaling through acrylic embellishments! A simple acrylic bracket is a great addition for layering and visually anchoring photos to a page. For title work you can mix acrylic alphas with other lettering for creative looks. One of the biggest tricks for digi scrapping with acrylics (or transparent items) is getting the shadowing right. If you apply a standard drop shadow, it can make an acrylic piece look cloudy or murky. Here are some great tutorials to help you get the best shadows for acrylic pieces.
- Shadowing acrylic elements from SuzyQ Scraps
- Shadowing acrylics tutorial Mye de Leon blog
- Shadowing acrylics Down This Road designs blog