This post is sponsored by Plaid Enterprises.
If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, you probably remember decorating your wardrobe with puffy paint patterns and designs. Today we’re sharing a recipe to make your very own puffy paint, perfect for making postcards just like these! The ingredients in this homemade puffy paint aren’t complicated: flour, salt, water, and of course your favorite shade of Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint.
The salt gives the dried puffy paint an almost glittery look. After drying overnight, your designs harden completely and can be sent in the mail or hung on the wall as art. If you do want to send them in the mail, we recommend applying a coat of Mod Podge to help protect the puffy paint on its journey. Keep reading to see all our tips and tricks below!
what you need:
- Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
- Squeeze bottle
- Spoon and plastic cup
Add 2 Tbsp of salt and 2 Tbsp of flour into your plastic cup and mix together.
Add a squeeze of paint into the cup too – this isn’t an exact science, so start with a little for now.
Cut recycled cardboard scraps into pieces about the size of postcards. Apply a coat of paint and let dry.