Sunday, 13 July 2008

Play Day

Yesterday my friend Karen and I had a play day, using our Wizard and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. I have recently joined the Wizard Yahoo group and over the last couple of days Jane had been talking about using acetate in the wizard and different methods of colouring it. Here are some of the effects I achieved.




The backs of the acetate were covered with glue, using The Essential Glue Pad by Tsukineko, and then , before colouring I added some bits of metallic leaf onto one. They were then coloured with mica powders. The blue one was highlighted on the front with Luminere gold. I scanned them with gold mirror card on the back, but different backings would give a myriad of effects.

Before colouring I added some glitz to each of the pieces. The green one was coloured using dye inks dotted into Kleer floor polish and the spread out using a paint brush.Once this was done a piece of crumpled tissue was added to the back, and covered with a thin layer of the floor polish. The orange one was done using alcohol inks direct onto the acetate, and then covered with crumpled tissue and floor polish.
These are simply alcohol inks with gold krylon added. They have been mounted on plain white card.

11 comments:

Adrienne Goodenough said...

LOVE these....

Carol said...

Gorgeous creations. Love the vibrant colors. You had a fantastic play day!!!

Anonymous said...

What a productive day you had. This really brings the technique to life very inspireing :)
Von

Zeborah Loray said...

Great technique. Love what you've come up wih.

sandyh said...

looks like a pretty productive play date! love the looks of them all!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a member of the Wizard group and LOVE your backgrounds with CB embossing folders. I enjoyed the row houses also.
Blessings, Tina H.

Maggi said...

WOWZA!!!! I need to try this out!

Debby said...

WOW! So Cool! I must find playtime!

Rosie said...

These are great - I now know what else to do with my acetate!! TFS!

to Autumn Light Designs said...

What fun, Annie, these are gorgeous. My kids and I finally played with my Wizard and these embossing folders the other day. These are great ideas, will need to try this.

Lisa said...

Thanks for posting this. I am so going to try this technique. I have the embossing folders....the alcohol inks and the acetate...Nothing is going to stop me.