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Faux Acrylic Pour With Embossing Powder

Hi! Lately I have been seeing a lot of artists doing a technique called “acrylic pour.” The results are gorgeous and I have wanted to try it. Since I don’t have the supplies, I thought I would try to get a similar look using my cardmaking goodies! I am hoping you like it, too.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

This is a technique you can do with basic supplies. For each piece, I created a “base” by gluing four Hero Arts Circle or Heart Infinity die cuts together. I then added a layer of VersaMark Ink (HA | SSS) and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (HA | SSS). After adding heat – and while the piece was still hot – I added more powder. I did a total of five layers of white embossing.

Next I pressed various color of Hero Arts Dye Ink (HA | SSS) onto the cooled piece. I applied more heat, causing the color to soften and the white powder to come to the surface. I love this look!

The white “bubbles” and mixing of color reminds me of acrylic pour.

The “hugs” and other word dies cuts are from the new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March Kit. Aren’t they beautiful?

For all of the backgrounds, I used the new Hero Arts Bold Graphic Confetti Die (HA | SSS).

Each of my examples are a bit different, but show the fun looks that you can get with this simple technique.

If you are looking for more bold colors, you can try adding colored embossing powders. However, I stuck with white for these examples.

To add a bit of “movement,” I dragged a toothpick around in the hot embossing powder. This one is my favorite.

I mostly used green and blue inks because they are my favorites, but you can do this with any colors.

For more bold color, you can do two rounds of colored ink…

This next example is a bit different. I inked this one five times. You can see that when I used this much ink, the white started turning light pink.

And finally… I have an examples showing you can do this technique and any die cut shape. This sentiment is also from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March Kit.


This post is part of a blog hop showcasing the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March Kit. This kit has a large stamp set, many AWESOME dies, and more! The kit value is $70… but only costs $34.99! You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)

HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $70, but costs under $35…

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. Worth checking out! You can find them all HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite cardmakers – Yana Smakula. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)


Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 3/11/18. (To leave a comment, head to my blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March Kit
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Additional Products
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Bold Graphic Confetti Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Text Me Stamp Set
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ GNK | SSS ]
Hero Arts Dye Ink
[ HA | SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS | ELH | THR ]
VersaMark Ink
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ HA | SSS | ELH ]
Cutting Board
Tim Holtz Tonic Mat
[ SSS ]
EK Success Tweezers
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS ]