Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CU Crazy Acrylics 01 Layer Styles Freebie!!

Are you crazy about acrylics? I see them everywhere in the digi-scrapping world, I always think, I would love to have some clear acrylic styles. So I go searching for free ones...I am very frugal, and
hate spending if I don't have to. So, I couldn't really find any, so I decided to try my hand at making
some. I just can't spend money on something if I have the resources to make them myself. So I went
googling for tutorials on how to make clear acrylic styles....I could not find one tutorial. I did find a
lot of tutorials for glass though. So, I tried them out, it was cool, but still not that clear acrylic look
you see in the digi-scrapping world. So I started from gound zero, and just played with the style
blend modes and lighting for two days here and there and learned a lot about anti-aliasing with unique
contours and many other things. All in all, it was fun, and everytime I came up with something I liked, I played some more and found a way to make it even better. Well, I finished with something I like, and
I want to share them with you. May God bless you all today and  I hope you like these and can use them in your designs.

I was looking at how to make a drop shadow to apply to the preview, and not only found one
already made, but it was also  FREE by Lydia Tarbox at Sweet Shoppe Designs here! Scroll down
her page and you'll see where she talks about Acrylic Drop Shadows. She
refers us to a great tutorial on applying drop shadows to acrylics by Jessica Sprague here, and
then even offers her time saving drop shadow style and action for free. (You'll have to scroll to
the bottom of the page to get it). How awesome is that? I'm assuming its for PU only, as I
couldn't find any terms, so I would ask if you are wanting to use her shadows for anything other
than personal use.  I hope you enjoy the acrylics, and have a blessed day!! 


  1. Thank you for the acrylic styles! They look fabulous - can't wait to try them.

  2. Thank you for the alpha and the links to Sweet Shoppe Designs and Jessica Sprague! Great info!!

  3. You are so sweet to share them with us other frugal digiscrappers after all your hard work creating them from scratch! Thank you!

  4. THANK YOU ;~} luv the alphas..I wish I could understand PSP as well as I do Picture It

  5. I highlighted your blog and this freebie on my blog today. Thank you.

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    1. I'm so sorry, I just realized the link was not working. I fixed it, I hope you get a chance to download it now:) Thank you for letting me know, and May God bless you!:)

  7. OMG! Thanks a lot Sheila! I bought some styles like yours, and only spend money. Cause yours seems so better! God blessed you and your family. Can i request a fabric style? Hugs

  8. Merci beaucoup pour ce bel alpha

  9. Merci beaucoup pour ce bel alpha

  10. Thank you for all of your lovely work and very sweet generosity! Your Acrylic Layer Style is especially cool.

    Also, thank you for the referral link to Lydia Tarbox at Sweet Shoppe Designs. The drop shadow works great in PE13. And her site has a wealth of extremely useful information!

    I am so excited to have found both of your sites today!

  11. Thank You for sharing all of your beautiful styles !