Sunday, March 6, 2011

Coloring on Acetate

My friend, Caprice, showed me how to use markers to color images that have been stamped on acetate (we used transparencies for the photocopier).  Staz-On ink works best and we colored on the non-stamped side to prevent smearing.  It's a lot different than blending on cardstock because the colors lift rather than blend so it takes a little practice to figure out how to make the colors work.  I used Bic markers for the image on this card.  I cut out the marquee using Nestabilities Labels and then embossed with Divine Swirls and inked with VersaMagic chalk ink.  I adhered the acetate with my ATG and then added a mat to the back.   For the second image (and my first effort), I used Copics.  One thing about coloring on acetate, if you're unhappy with the results, you can lift off the colors and start again.  Thanks, Caprice, for a great tutorial :)  I plan on adding colored acetate images to my stash for those last minute cards.





I hope you'll visit tomorrow.  It will be my first post as a Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog design team member.  I can't wait to show you my card.  Then you can hop over to FCCB and join in the fun.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Larelyn

4 comments:

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful job! I took a class a while ago at Krop for Kids to learn how to use Ranger alcohol inks on acetate and it was really quite wonderful to work with. I had forgotten about that and need to do something with it. Thanks for this reminder. Can't wait to see what you will have for us tomorrow. I love being on a design team, fun and rewarding!

Sonya said...

Really pretty!

Love That Bug said...

Larelyn,
Your card turned out so pretty. I love it
Hugs
Stacy

Caprice said...

You did such a wonderful job! Had so much fun with you Friday with these. :)
Hugs,
Caprice

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