What experiments!

tisdag 19 april 2011

Good morning!
This week's challenge of Less is More, was to use acetate.
Oh dear, the only acetate I had left was already stamped with purple swirls!
I looked everywhere! Finally I found a small piece that has been cover for a box of craft stuff.
I have seen on youtube that you can heat emboss on acetate, so I thought I'd try it.
First I used Distress Ink Black Soot because I did not want the stamp would be jet black.
Then I poured the clear embossing powder over and warmed up.
Of the heat, the acetate shrunk together and became even smaller, and the color disappeared.
Of course I immediately realized my mistake.
Now what to do? Well I tryed to use Distress crackle paint all over, but it made ​​it gray instead.
So I tried to wipe away most of it. Then I found out that I would stamp on the top of the crackle paint instead, this time with black Momento Tuxedo.
Then the crackle paint started to crackle and fall off the acetate!
So then I put on Glossy accents over the whole surface.
The result you can see here ....

It appeared a shade of pink that I do not know where it comes from. Weird ...

Moreover, I also used a punch and seam binding that I wrinkled up.
On the inside I used a matching paper from Laura Ashley
to bring out the subject and the white crackle paint.

That´s it for my make this week, but I gotta tell you,
sometimes the result is quite different from that expected.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit.
Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

14 kommentarer:

Dolly Daydreams sa...

Beautiful card and gorgeous stamping love the addition of the ribbon really sets it off.


Mandi sa...

Hi Birgit
Well that is different, but I like it!
You need to keep the heat gun a fair distance away and keep it moving. I haven't tried with my OHP acetate but sure itl would work, as it prints ok

Thanks for a super, different submission
have a good week
Less is More

Susie Sugar sa...

How unique , I love your style
The finishing touches are perfect
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

mustavcoffee sa...

Hey there, well done for keep going with it, I'd have been lost after it shriveled up, LOL It turned out really well ! I love the card you made:0) xxx

Shirley sa...

Wow, so many techniques in one! Your card is beautiful it really came together well.

Chrissie sa...

This is fabulous Birgit, it may not have ended as you anticipated, but it is really lovely! What super effects you have achieved!
"Less is More"

Jenny sa...

Your experimenting has produced a fab card, lovely colours and the touch of pink ribbon is great.
Embossable acetate is very thin, more like film and would not stand up easy.
Jenny x

Suzi B sa...

Wonderful.. love how you got to it :0)

Suze Bain sa...

Your post made me smile but I have to say the end result is actually very nice - very shabby & vintage. x

Aileen sa...

I had to keep reading through your post to find out how it all ended! It looks

Aileen sa...

Sorry accidentally pressed publish comment. Meant to say it looks very chic! x

Susan sa...

Birgit, this is very unique and creative! Nice card!

Debgem sa...

It's really pretty! I love the punched border and ribbon too!

sasa sa...

just lovely - great discovery and creativity!
Thanks for sharing!
Sarah at 164