Wednesday, June 9, 2010

An acetate technique

As promised I'm back with a fun technique. You'll need a piece of acetate, tissue paper, reinkers and clear glue. Before I get started though I want to show you the card I made with one of those very cool carnations.

I'm going to try my Nestabilities scalloped circle die for the smallest circle. You would probably need less layers. I'll let you know if it works. Now onto the technique I'm going to show you today. Start out by stamping on the front of your acetate with a permanent ink. I used the Ranger archival jet black ink. Let this dry before moving on.

When dry turn your acetate over and using a clear glue make little puddles around the piece.

Now add drops of ink next to each puddle of glue.

Put on a rubber glove if you have a problem with inky fingers. Dab the inks & glue with your finger spreading the ink and glue all around the back side of your acetate.

Scrunch up your tissue paper. Flatten it out and smoosh on top of the ink glue mixture. Press all around to adhere the tissue to the acetate. My sample turned out way too dark so I have redone it without the brown colored ink so I suggest not using any dark colors.

Let this dry. Trim it up and add it to your card. I have backed mine with 2 different colors to show you the difference. First is white and the second is olive green. I decided on the white for my card. It looked so much brighter.

Here is my finished card and another one that I have made using Inkadinkado Stamps.


Handmade by Vivi said...

Pat, the card with carnavation is adorable!! I'd love to see how you made the carnations!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sending me the gather lifes little treasures card. I really like this technique. I have done it with the crystal effects and added little bits of glitter and wow do I love them. I couldn't stop making them for a while. Thanks for refreshing my memory on this. You made my day.