Saturday, February 28, 2009

Book Study - Acetate and Alcohol Inks - 2

I decided to make another card using the technique based on Nancy's card "Tulipa" in Nancy Curry's book "Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping". Because the stamp I was using had lots of fine detail, I used a clear acrylic mount to press a piece of acetate down onto the stamp inked up with StazOn ink. This way I could see I was giving enough pressure to get all of the stamped image on to the acetate.
Got a pretty good image. Since the main details are shown well, I don't mind the splotchy areas, as this will allow more of the color that is going on the back to show through. If the girls face or other similar images hadn't stamped, I would have thrown this out and started again.
On the previous card, when I added the alcohol inks to the back, I gave a splotchy coverage on the back, going for a sky appearance. This time, I completely covered the back of the acetate image with the mixture of alcohol ink, metal mixatives and blending solution.
I trimmed the acetate and adhered it on to white card stock.
I cut out a piece of Double Saran Watercolor Spray background I made last fall (it's the last one shown on this post). And used a small strip trimmed off my background for the March QOTM card.
I stamped some script onto the large background with Watermark ink and covered the script with Perfect Pearls.
I used a gold leafing pen to color the edges of the background and glued it to a dark green card and added the acetate image. I stamped the word "Hope" on to the smaller background strip with black StazOn ink , glued it on the card and added a decorative brad.
Here's a close up of the acetate image. I think the metallic alcohol inks on the back give it an antiquey look.


Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, love both of the Book Study acetates, but prefer the little girl. Could it have something to do with you using the green background paper- my favourite colour!!

Fiona said...

Love all your recent posts Carol. Thanks so much for all the detail step by steps you provide. I really apppreciate it.

chrissy said...

Love the colors of this card!!

Cat Stegall said...

This turned out beautiful. Will ahve to go and give it a try! Thanks for popping in on my blog this weekend! Cathee

Maggi said...

Not only is this one of my favorite background techniques, you used one of my favorite stamps!!!!!!!

WendyK said...

The card is lovely,the alcohol inks work really well.