Monday, 22 August 2011

Acetate And Things With Wings

It's Monday again folks so we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with the August theme of Things With Wings and this week the challenge is to include Acetate on your creation.
This is something that doesn't get used nearly enough and for my inspiration, I decided to revisit a technique I learnt years ago involving tissue paper, clear glue and re-inkers with the acetate. I made an easel style card because it was the only way to fit all the elements on!

I cut a square of acetate and stamped the leaf spray and dragonfly from the Inkadinkado Garden Delight stamp set on with black Stazon ink. I turned the acetate over when the ink was dry and squeezed on some small pools of Diamond Glaze and then added drops of Crushed Olive, Broken China, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress re-inkers to the glue. I spread the coloured glue about roughly with a brush and found the Distress inks really great for this as they blend a lot better than any other re-inkers I've used for this technique.

I then crumpled up some white tissue paper with added blingy bits (Paperchase), settled this on top of the glue and gently brayered the tissue on to the acetate. I did this on a piece of kitchen foil as the glue tends to spread out a bit and if you use paper underneath it can be tricky to remove. I left it to dry completely and then trimmed off the excess tissue paper round the edges. I then glued the panel to a piece of silver mirri card - you can use white card but the mirri card gives the piece a lovely glow.

I attached the panel to the easel front and added a copper peel off line frame. I finished off the card with a scrap of leftover card made using my Distress Ink Grunge Background Technique (tutorial link on side bar) which happily used the same Distress inks and stamp set. I added a butterfly (B Line Designs) stamped on acetate then glittered on the reverse and layered up, some blingy ribbon, skeleton leaves and blingy flowers.

Do pop over to the challenge blog and look at the other DT creations are there are some absolute stunners this time - I think everyone has really excelled themselves for this one!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - August Hot Colours
Dream Valley Challenges - Colour (Lemon, Lime, Orange)
One Stop Craft - Bold & Bright
Scrappy Frogs - Bling

Have a good week,
Fliss xx


Fiona said...

Fantastic work Fliss, love your tissue paper technique and the colours are stunning.

craftattack said...

Great work, Fliss, lovely colours and technique! Valerie

Aquarius said...

Beautiful card - I'd forgotten all about this technique with acetate

Sally H said...

Oh wow! That is just gorgeous!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Wow what a great card and a great technique!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is brilliant such an amazing effect,stunning colors to hugs cherylxxxxx

Jack said...

This is amazing - thanks for all the info. And thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Fliss - the whole technique is soooo effective and love the colours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love this technique and beautiful colours.
Avril xx

Cath said...

I love this technique, your card is fab.


yours truly said...

Stunning card, Fliss! Love how you did the acetate & tissue bit.

~ Ü ~ Hilda

Livert said...

Stunning card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge.

Hugs Liv

Suzanne Brookfield said...

This is stunning Fliss,,,,so very effective!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the card it really fits our bill :) love the layout & images. Thank you for playing along at OSCC, Janet

Suzi B said...

This looks amazing Fliss... I've never used this technique.. or heard of it actually :) so will probably have a go some time.
Suzi B xx

Shelley said...

Thank you for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge, hope to see you again next week xx

Jenni said...

Beautiful work Fliss, love the shimmery colours. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Jenni x

Sue said...

What amazing texture with this acetate creation. It looks all delicious and scrunchy.
Not blogging, but still keeping in touch.
Best wishes
Sue Allan