Everything You Need To Know About Acrylic Blanks
There are so many mediums you can choose from when starting a crafting project. You can work with wood, fabric, or metal, depending on the project you’re planning. That being said, if you’ve never forayed out into the world of acrylic blanks, you’re really missing out!
Acrylic blanks are versatile, durable, and there are an endless variety of projects to choose from. From free-hand to working with a crafting machine, there’s something for everyone when working with acrylic. Here’s everything you need to know about acrylic blanks before embarking on a project.
What Are Acrylic Blanks?
Acrylic blanks are crafting blanks that are made from acrylic material. Acrylic is a transparent, almost glass-like material that’s much more durable than glass. If you’ve ever had acrylic nails applied at the salon, it’s the same material.
You can purchase pre-cut acrylic blanks in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some shapes that you’ll find at Griffin Blanks are lightning bolts, graduation caps, and cacti. If you’re looking to get your hands on a custom shape, we do that too! Simply send us the shape that you want and we’ll cut it for you at our studio. We also offer t-shirt sleeve templates. If you have your own vision for a blank, you can always create your own custom acrylic blanks.
Acrylic Blank Projects
There are so many acrylic blank projects to choose from! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Christmas ornaments
- Dog or cat tags
- T-shirts using any number of sleeve templates
The possibilities are endless once you’ve found a blank that you love! All blanks are very reasonably priced, which means that a custom acrylic blank is great for party favors, stocking stuffers and free small business merch for supportive clients.
What Crafting Methods Can You Use On Acrylic Blanks?
Depending on what your forte is in the world of crafting, there are a lot of crafting methods that you can use on your acrylic blank. Here are a few ways people are crafting with acrylic blanks:
- Painting with acrylic paint
- Transfering an image with sublimation
- Using a crafting machine to etch into the acrylic
- Decorating with stick-on vinyl
As a fun challenge, you could even try to use all of those techniques on the same type of blank just to see how different styles influence your crafting.
What Can You Coat Acrylic Blanks With?
In order to seal your acrylic blank and give it a nice finish, you’ll want to coat it with one of the following.
- UV resin
- Epoxy resin
Each method of coating has its own benefits and challenges, so it’s best to experiment in order to find what works best for you. It’s not a bad idea to buy extra blanks, so that you can experiment before working on what will be your finished product.
Where Can You Purchase Pre-Cut Acrylic Blanks?
Griffin Blanks specializes in pre-cut acrylic blanks. From whimsical designs, like our gnome acrylic, to fan favorites, like our mouse and girl mouse, you’re certain to find something that strikes your creativity. Visit the acrylic blank portion of our website to see all of the different options you can choose from.
Where Can You Purchase Custom Acrylic Blanks?
For custom acrylic blanks, you’re not going to find what you’re looking for at a large craft store. Again, Griffin Blanks has your back. The process to make your own custom acrylic blank is easy. You can either send us a file that you’ve designed yourself or for an additional price, Griffin Blanks will design one to meet your specifications and vision.
For your next big crafting project, check out acrylic blanks. Your craft can be simple or complex depending on how much time you’d like to commit. The great news is that you may not need a lot of other supplies depending on what mode of crafting you use. Ready, set, get crafty!