Hi all, here I am again to share a Project of the Day with you and as promised I expanded on the project I did for the Frog blog hop last Saturday.
Stamping onto acetate to create a background page for scrapbooks is super easy but quite striking especially when you add alcohol ink for added interest. All I have used is the It's all about Circles stamp set and the De Louisville Tadpole stamp set for the alphas. I have added to that Alcohol inks; stream, oregano and bottle, black Stayzon, Adirondak ink; denim, Distress ink; weathered wood, Ribbon, hessian, lace, gems and some scrap paper. Of course I also used a 12 x 12 acetate sheet!
I printed my photos in draft onto some copy paper and placed them where I would like them to go on the 12 x 12 to give myself a guide for the stamped pattern. I then went to town with the Circle stamp set and some stayzon creating a pattern.
Once I was happy with the stamping I flipped over the acetate and dripped the alcohol ink over the stamped areas and the photo area. I didn’t do anything else than drop the colour on and let it do its own thing and I made sure I left some areas clear so the acetate effect can still be seen.
Turning the 12 x 12 back the right way when the alcohol ink was dry, which doesn’t take long, I removed the draft photos and built up my layout using proper photos, scrap paper, hessian, ribbon and lace.
An acetate layout like this looks great on an easel and creates a great talking point.
Why not have a go at creating with some acetate? Banana Frog stamps lend themselves very well to this technique with the lovely simple graphic patterns, most of which are on sale so grab a bargain while you can!
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my project with you and until I see you again next month Happy Stamping
Love MJM x