Smackin' Acetate Tutorial

I have a quick tutorial to share. This is a technique we did at our hostess club last week. A couple of those ladies couldn't make it to our meeting and I wanted to be able to show them some pictures to go by. So what better place to do that than right here on my blog!
This is the card we made at club. It uses the stamp set Fanciful Flowers from The Angel Company. We did the Smackin' Acetate background with Glacier Blue & Dark Olive Tombow markers. The flower blossom was stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink.

Here's my tutorial, using a different card:
You need markers, acetate, fine mist spray bottle with water, and cardstock.

TIP: I cut the lid off of a clamshell box that TAC stamps come in, then cut the ridges off around the sides. This is what I used for my "acetate". The great part about this technique is the Tombow markers wipe off with a tissue and the same piece of plastic can be used over and over.

Scribble on the acetate with your markers. I used two colors on both of my cards - one for the "sky" background, and one for "ground". If you don't have Tombow markers, just experiment with what you have!

Holding your fine mist spray bottle about 6" away, spray a couple times to moisten the acetate. The water will bubble up, that is fine.

Turn the acetate over and lay the wet side down on your cardstock. Rub your fingers across it to make sure all of the color transfers, and also work the bubbles out.

This is what it will look like. It'll need a couple minutes to dry before you stamp on it.

To stamp my image, I used the same Tombow marker that I used for the "ground".

Here's the stamped image, ready to be colored which I did with Tombow markers.

And here is the finished card. I used my Stardust glitter clear gelly pen on the wings.

This is a very quick and easy technique! Great for a quick background!

Make it a great week, Tootles!


Joani said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I think that both the cards are very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Hey, that stamp looks familiar! LOL Another great card and cool technique!

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