Showing posts with label acetate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acetate. Show all posts

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Challenge #25 Alcohol inking

Not the best of photos due to the reflection on the glass but had great fun making this altered photo frame for Neet and Von's fabulous challenge over at Artful Times and as per challenge requirements I used lots of alcohol inks, which are one of my favourite products to play with.
Used alcohol inks on back of acetate, die cut and silk flowers, swirls, clock and top of star shaped jewels.




I designed the printable acetate myself using some family photos and own artwork.



After printing out used various alcohol inks on the back but behind that put a sheet of coloured peachy/red tones card printed from an Artylicious cd.
A small piece of the same colour card was ribbled and used under photo.
The photo of my late Grandfather aged about 3 photo taken about 1899

The frame was roughly painted with Reeves bronze acrylic paint.


I used varied flowers and swirl dies (think they were Marianne Designs). The flowers were painted with the bronze paint then alcohol inks applied and also on centre bits.
The swirls done the same, slightly random paint then added inks.
The clock on lower right side was done using X-cut tri-boss Chronology clocks folder... after embossing it I used a small spellbinder circle die to cut it out then used alcohol inks and also some rub on waxes.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

WOYWW #199

Well it’s Wednesday so that can only mean one thing …it’s WOYWW time! Yipee!
Welcome and Happy WOYWW to you… no I’m not going nuts..mmm actually that’s probably debatable LOL. If you don’t know WOYWW = 'Whats On Your Work-desk Wednesday' = lots of blog hopping fun by folk from all around the world.  All this fabulous fun is wonderfully organised by the lovely Julia over at Stamping Ground so for more info and to join in, do check them out.

so... what's on my desk?

So on my main desk I have a couple of finished cards(including the ‘wishing you well’ started last week, made with the stamped bits I sorted out a few weeks ago. The fairy one is almost finished.
I used my Martha Stewart punches on some patterned paper for the borders and found matching colours in my promarkers to colour the images, and added a little peach colour glitter glue on fairy and flowers. The stamped butterflies lying to the side of the card, I added antennae to and a bit of metallic wax over top – but I can’t decide if they would work on the card – have laid them on it in other photo below
..... so what do you think, add them or leave them off ?


On my cupboard top that I craft on, is a project being worked on for the alcohol challenge over at ‘Artful Times’ blog. I inked the back of one of the printable acetate sheets I designed a few weeks back. There's some grungy flowers drying on the left, (painted over them with copper acrylic paint) they still need working on and will be added to frame with some other bits…more on that another time.
So that’s it for now – I’ll be off trying to visit as many of your blogs as possible now.
Thanks for stopping by and any comments left are much appreciated.
Have a good day……. Gill x


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

WOYWW #196

Yipeeeee it’s Wednesday again…. Happy WOYWW to you…
Unless you are visiting via Stamping ground blog you may be wondering what on earth is WOYWW – well, it means "What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday" and it's the weekly blog hopping adventure which is kindly organised by Julia over at Stamping ground for us to have a nose at each other’s workspaces. Pop over to Stamping Ground for the details and to join in the fun.

Craft space 1.- not quite a desk - as its the top of a cupboard but when short of space anything will suffice. Had a few treats this week including some little alphabet stamps, chronology tri-boss folder, Urban bird print stamps and some X-cut nesting dies… plus some Galeria structure gel which I’ve never used before – but it looks interesting.


Craft space 2. – also not quite a desk, just something my husband knocked together but I can sit at this and it does have some shelves underneath too. I’ve made do with this for a few years but having seen all your lovely craft spaces/rooms DH doesn’t know we are in for a major change pretty soon LOL.
So..on the desk I have a yellow grungy card made from some bits that were on my desk last week and using that acetate I printed out a few weeks ago.
Also made my mums card for Mothers day, but not sure about it, as not my usual style.


Not certain where the Mum stamp came from – probably free in a magazine. Coloured little flower with Gel pens and added some glitter glue. Made flower and painted it with Twinkling H20s put brad in centre. Also painted bird on the branch die.

The acetate and bits I started with

The finished card


The A5 piece of yellow card already had red and black ink splodged over it and the acetate seemed to look nice over the top of that without any alterations. Just had to decide on a design that wouldn’t cover my granddad(as a boy) up completely.
I cut up the yellow card and stuck it onto a another card, the bits left over I put through a 'ribbler' and used black permanent marker pen to accent the edges, then added some glitter glue randomly in the creases.

The small flower stamped square I already had; I added some glitter glue to and layered it to some black card with a Martha Stewart punch used on one side and some ribbled black card stuck on opposite side. Again added some glitter glue.

Butterfly was coloured black and yellow and then added some red rub-on over top and glitter glue around edge of wings.

Well that's my lot for now - I will be trying to get around to as many blogs as possible today and during week, to see what you have been up to.
Thank you for visiting, and for any comments left. Have a good week, Happy Crafting...  Gill x

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WOYWW #195

Hello everyone Happy WOYWW and welcome… what’s WOYWW? It means ‘Whats on your workspace Wednesday’ and it’s the weekly Wednesday blog hopping fun kindly organised by Julia over at Stamping ground - pop over to Stamping Ground to check out the info on this and join in the fun.
Well I don't know where this week went again, if it keeps going this fast it'll be Christmas next Month.
I seem to have spent ages going through drawers and cupboards trying to work out how to re-organise my craft space - but no closer to answer yet LOL and only finished a few bits of crafty things.

So this is how my two little crafting spaces look this morning
edit - sorry I seemed to have messed up 3 or 4 of the top photos and lost the view where you can flick through them so have made the view larger instead.

It's a bit of mess.  Not done any more on the placemats I started stripping last week as still thinking what to do with them.

Got some old pieces out of stamped and inky bits to do something with and some left over bits acetate that I’d printed out a few week back. 

But talking of the acetate/transparency film that I printed out from my digital design.. below are the finished card and tag that I made using this.. and also last week I showed a digital card that I was going to print out and make into a proper card which is completed now too. 
My digital design acetate with alcohol inks behind. Micro beads and glitter on the ribbled black card on left side.
Made a flower and added some swirly die embellishments too.
Tag using the same acetate design... that's my grandfather top right probably about c 1899
Had a digital design of this last week made from my 'Grunge en rouge' kit
and this is the proper card printed out and  put together.
 Well that's my lot for now - I'm off to check out your desks and see what you have been up to.
Thank you for stopping by and looking and thanks also for any comments left ....Have a good day and Happy Crafting... Gill x


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW #194

Good morning everyone...well I thought last week went quick but this week flew even faster… so it's time for the Wednesday blog hopping fun again ....known as WOYWW (Whats On Your Workspace Wednesday) all thanks to the very gracious Julia over at Stamping Ground… -thanks Julia x.
No idea what I’m talking about? Check out the Stamping ground blog for details.

So whats on my desk? 

So last week I had some acetate on my desk that I’d designed on my p.c using some old photos and printed out to have a play with… well I have started but not finished with them as I got side tracked playing with ‘loo paper’ I altered a Nesquick container (it's at back of desk with butterfly on) and covered container with loo roll and Klear and made butterfly in a mould with loo roll too (see previous posts this week). I also started stripping surface off of some old place mats too as they are sturdy and look like they have lots of potential for something or the other. Also have little book mark unfinished too which can just about be seen in photo.
Lastly been digitally designing a grungey card ready to print out in pieces.

Close up of butterfly on Nesquick container - love the texture
Acetates printed out, added some alcohol ink on back - half finished card using it too
which has some micro beads on the left hand side of it... what a pain they are when they go all over the place LOL

My other little space with placemats, managed to punch through a coaster
to make holes for a ribbon to hang it. On the left a chocolate mould and some
more butterfly 'loo roll' thingies in it.
digital design ready to print and make into a card
used my own kit called  'Grunge en Rouge'

Well that's my lot for today, so thanks for stopping by and I hope to visit you too today (or probably over next few days)... Happy Crafting - have a good week... Gill x

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Upcycling Nesquick container

So this is following on from yesterday,
and after sticking on the loo paper and butterfly (made in a mould with the paper too) all was given a coat of Gesso.
Then using alcohol inks I attempted to try and loose some of the yellow which was the original colour of the container.  I could still smell the yummy chocolate that had been in it originally, that was distracting LOL...mmm.. nice.... where was I? ahh alcohols inks - I thought they would work on plastic, it did, but scratch it  and it seems to come off.
I put some double sided tape at top too and used holographic foil with paint rubbed over top.
I painted the main body with a diluted purple acrylic wash which showed up the fabulous texture.
I didn't smooth the paper down when sticking it and think the texture that the cheap loo paper and the Klear floor polish gave was quite interesting. 
Rubbed some metallic wax over the surface.
The antennae were made from florist wire, so I used silver alcohol ink on them. Added a little bit of iridescent glitter glue and some jewels on butterfly.
Its not brilliant but I'm glad I did it just to get the fabulous texture and to see how the moulds would work - potential maybe for some other projects.

close up shows the great texture that the paper and Klear gave when stuck down.

New project?  - I found some old place mats that had faded in the sun and were tatty. Seems a shame to throw them out so I have been stripping them of the top surface. They are nice and sturdy so lots of potential I think.
I might have thought about doing something and then sealing with heat resistant varnish to still use as a place mat, but have no experience of using that type of varnish.
Would be interested to know if any one used that? wondering if its too expensive and too many fumes ...and does it work?  love to know  if you know anything... thanks

Also this wekend I have been cutting up the acetate sheets I printed out that were shown on my last WOYWW #193 on Wednesday. The one above not finished yet, is drying.. I used Klear (getting addicted to that) to stick it onto the watercolour paper. The paper had one layer of water colour then some H20s added and a little glitter. The acetate had some alcohol inks on back too. I shall try to finish all of those acetate things for the next WOYWW.
Thanks for stopping by - hope you are having a great weekend x