Monday, 11 August 2008

Acetate-based Luminescent Backgrounds

I was recently sent a sheet of the Prima clear paintable sheets and after a lot of thought managed to come up with an effective way of using it, But once gone I actually kind of missed using it so managed to come up with this technique to keep on adding the luminescence to my cards!!

Required –
· Sheet of acetate (I used a sheet of overhead transparency)
· Copic markers (I used various shades of blue)
· Tim Holtz Pearlescent paint daubers (I used Pearl, Light Denim and silver)
· Background stamp or permanent marker
· Stazon Stamp pad – Black

Using the Stazon pad, stamp your background image onto the surface of the acetate sheet. Alternatively, you could use a permanent marker to draw a pattern.

Turn the acetate over and colour sections of your stamped (or drawn) image with the copic markers. Only do sections you would like to highlight such as the centres of the snowflakes.

Turn your acetate over once more to the stamped side. From now on this will be the back of the image. Using the silver paint dauber swipe the paint over the surface of the stamped image.

Using the darker colour paint dauber (in my case the light blue) and daub the paint along the edges of the stamped image in addition to sections of the stamped image you want to darken such as the centres of the snowflakes. This adds to the colour already applied with the markers.

Finally, using the lightest colour (in my case the pearl) fill in the remaining area of the stamped image with light daubing action. Leave to dry then trim and attach to card with a strong glue.

Here's another one I created with this technique but with darker colours -

A note from Julie

WOW fantastic card and a fantastic tutorial ~ Thank you Sharon

I am very pleased to announce that Sharon is going to be an ongoing contributor to this blog so keep checking back :)

For further inspiration go and visit Sharons brilliant Just Me and Them Blog she is one talented lady!

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