Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Ah.....she posts something - long time no do!

Yes it is becomming less and less these days, not because I'm not crafting, oh no definitely not, just lots of unfinished projects!

I went to the show at Towerlands, Braintree on Saturday with my friend Eileen and bought a few goodies.  I am lucky that it is almost on my doorstep.  It was nice to have Eileen with me to advise on some fabrics that I bought for a future creation that I will do in my Thursday night class (creative embroidery).  I was inspired by a demonstration made with some Sakura 3D crystal lacquer (so I bought a bottle),which essentially is glue.  Can't say that I like it as much as Glossy Accents (and it was more expensive).
 I inked up a piece of acetate with three or four colours of alcohol inks without using any blending solution. and I smeared and made circles with the applicater  On the same side as the ink was applied I poured in a random pattern some 3D crystal lacquer and then laid some tissue paper over it that had been scrunched and left it to dry for a few hours.  When dry it gives a lovely effect, but this was lost when laid on a piece of white card so I matted it onto some gold mirror card, that reflected the lovely patterns the tissue paper and glue had created.  It was a bit messy as unlike Glossy Accents this glue was runny and the final outcome is not that neat, but I love the textures and patterns that formed.  The last thing I wanted to do was cover it so I just stamped on the otherside with black Staz-On.
Not a great photo, but the colour is quite true and where the flash is reflecting you can really see the texture underneath.  I think I have seen a similar technique in Craft Stamper, but using KLEAR floor polish and tissue paper, I will have to try that to see if I like it better as it will be a lot cheaper than these little bottles!  I also think that it would work well with baking foil underneath....will have to try that too!

The next card is for a friend of mine who has just become pregnant with her second child, so out comes the lovely drawing that Janette did a few years ago....
This time I made a smaller card (A6) and printed the image onto vellum, it was a bit too grey so tried to brighten it up with bright pink brads which also attached the vellum to the card.


My name is Cindy said...

Sue Jefferies teaches this technique as 'caught in crystal' I seem to remember. Using glossy accents instead of the klear (which I never seem to see in the supermarket) but it is all basically the same!! Looks good if you have some of the metal mixative and you can also stick a load of glitter in there too!!! Great sticky fun!!

Sally H said...

looks like a great effect Carol. Love the yummy Mummy card too!

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