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Thursday, April 28, 2011



Welcome to:
Artsy Addicts First Blog Hop


So many techniques !! and so little time so we simply picked our favorites and you will get to see them all on this hop.

If you just came from http://www.flora-creativescrappin.blogspot.com/ you are on the right track!  If not, you will want go back to the beginning at Angee's blog (http://www.angeeleebutler.com/), to check out all the techniques being shared along the hop.

Now for my technique!

Marion Smith intrigued me with her alcohol ink on acetate video where she created acetate butterflies.  I decided to try this on a larger scale and created a 9X12 acetate overlay for one of my favorite pictures of my daughter. 
Materials needed are:
Alcohol inks (I used three colors)
Blending tool
Blending Medium
9X12 Acetate Sheet
Stamps
Staz on black ink
12X12 piece of cardstock
favorite picture
Bling and embellishments
Place felt on your blending tool and add desired alcohol ink color to the felt in desired amounts.  The more color you add, the darker the coloring will be.  On a covered work surface and starting off the page, blend ink by rubbing tool in circular motion around the edges of acetate and moving to the center of page  This will place the darker coloring around the outer edge.  Add more ink to felt as needed. 

To blend colors more and make intersting designs in your ink, sqeeze small amounts of blending medium on acetate.  You may use your blending tool to blend colors together more.  To create the areas of really intense color, I simply used the tip of the alcohol ink bottle as a pen and "drew" on the acetate.  Be careful to use light pressure.  If you do not like the way the colors are blending, you can simply clean off acetate with the blending medium and begin again.
I love this stained glass effect!

I then wanted to "erase" an area of ink in the area I wanted to place my picture. Blending medium was applied to a felt pad and I simply wiped the alcohol ink away to provide a clear space for the picture to show through.

Then it was time to grab my favorite stamps and my Staz On Jet Black ink pad.  I stamped the images directly on the acetate being very careful not to let them slide under too much pressure. 


The following pictures are simply showing the stamped fairies, mushrooms, dragonflies, and butterflies.




After I completed my stamping, I then began putting my 12X12 layout together.  I added the matted picture first and then added bling and embellishments to complete the project. 

I have also included the acetate butterflies I made to add as bling.  These were made using Marion Smith's technique and you can locate the video for this on her blog.

I love these bubble stickers :)

Love metal embellies as well....


 
 The finished product.  My lighting is horrible and this doesn't do it justice.  I truly loved the way it looked finished. I of course had to use my cricut for the bee and the knock knock title....
The picture below shows the inks a little better. 

I hope you enjoyed my technique.  Please become a follower if you like what you see.  I will be giving away a stamp set to a lucky visitor who leaves a comment and becomes a follower.  I will draw the winner on Sunday.  Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you win!  Thanks for stopping by and

Your next stop is Heidi at http://www.gothamcitystampers.com/

Enjoy the rest of the hop! 

30 comments:

Jane said...

Hi, this looks co cool. I can´t remeber Marion doing this!! Was it a Ustream or a YouTube Video? Do you have a link for me?

Chrys said...

Very beautiful project! I'm going to follow your blog. :)

scrappinchic said...

I love the way this project turned out Angelia!

savyjade said...

This turned out beautiful! TFS!

Carolyn said...

Can't wait to try this! Beautiful.

Flora Garcia-Alvarez said...

This is a must for me..Something new is always challenging Thanks : )

Limor Webber said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the technique!!! I keep meaning to do this one and always forget! thanks for the inspiration fellow Artsy Addicts sister ;) LoL!

janierob said...

Fabulous look and fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.

Janie Robinson = Florida

janierob@tampabay.rr.com

peggylee said...

This was amazing!!!!! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring me to try something new.

Peggy Lee
http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

The Queen Bee said...

You are so talented I love your work. I am now a follower and hope to try some of the techniques.

FreeSpirit~Lisa said...

very pretty I like the added interest of the layers

Pocono Pam said...

This is an aesome technique! I need to try this!! TFS!

Teri said...

So cute, I need to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Snickerdoodlin' Journal said...

ANGELIA... simply beautiful. Loved the blending of your alcohol inks to create that fantasy overlay. So Beautiful.
Thank you for sharing this

hugs
Darlene

kellyjp29 said...

I didn't see Marion's butterfly tutorial but I really like yours so thank you for sharing, I will have to check that out as well. Kelly (walkelmol on yt)

ClassyDify said...

Beautiful layout and awesome technique! Love the alcohol inks!

Julia Smith said...

Love what you did with this technique, thanks for sharing that, beautiful, Julia.
www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

AngeeLeeButler.com said...

Simply amazing. Confession: Alcohol inks scare me. You just might make me give them a try. TFS.

Sue C said...

Your finished project is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technique with all of us so we too can try our hand at creating something gorgeous!

M-C said...

Your final layout is truly gorgous! Funny I was going to share this technique too, but I had just used it in a previous post on my ATC card for the Artsy Addict ATC swap!

nantastic said...

Love this technique. You made a beautiful frame.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

SlomoMom said...

Wow, great technique. A beautiful job on your project, TFS

kim.scrapper said...

Beautiful layout and cool technique, Hugz, KimScrapper YT

Scrappin Crafter said...

such and awesome technique! I Want to make some of those adorable butterflies now!! :-)

TFS
Jenni
Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com

Gayle said...

Wonderful technique and love your layout! Beautiful
ladym at utahis dot com

famillemarleau said...

WOW. Great layout. It's beautiful. Love the technique you used. Thanks for sharing. Johanne L.

crafty jo said...

so pretty great for spring or a little girl tfs. xxx joanne

Mariam said...

beautiful!!! love it!!!

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing this!!

HeatherMitchell said...

i loved your project so beautiful thanks for a chance to win cant wait to see what you create next!
loves and hugs
Heather