Tuesday, 19 January 2016
I thought you might like to see a close up of this card as it didn't get any time on Hochanda at the weekend! I had prepared this as a demo however a last minute change in the items meant we didn't have this mask to show!
Lots of people have asked how to use this technique of using sparkle texture paste onto acetate. Therefore I hope you were able to catch the demo on Sundays shows. This works really well if you're using two different masks.
I started by spreading Phill Martin's Frosted Mink sparkle texture paste through the mask onto acetate ( I use heat emboss acetate to answer a question, you don't need this but I prefer to use one that will work for everything so its easy lol) I allowed this to dry for a couple of hours then I cut a small frame using the 2 smallest dies in Sue Wilson's double pierced squares. I then used the smaller die from the set to cut an aperture in the acetate to make a window.
I then placed the smaller frame around the aperture and used a larger frame I had to around the outside of the acetate. Next I embossed the same mask onto another piece of taupe foundation card and shaded this with frosty mink coloure cloud blending Ink. I mounted the acetate above the embossed panel and then mounted this on a card blank made from layers of taupe and Chestnut foundation card.
To decorate the front I then stamped the sentiment, from my pierced tags clear Stamp set, in Coco archival ink before cutting this out and making this into a tag with some string. This was all framed around the smaller frame on the bottom left of the card to focus attention on the Centre Square.
Hopefully you can get a sense of what I did from the pictures as well as my description I love this technique of the sparkle texture paste on acetate as it really shows the difference in the colours and makes quite a subtle card yet one that pops.