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Acetate and Inks.

Hi All

My turn to post on the blog again, and I’m only one day late this time lol.

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I thought that I would share one of the cards that I made for Jenny’s last TV appearance, and at the same time clear up the mystery of how to create the background on acetate. The picture that I took of the original card is not very good, (acetate is so hard to photograph) so here is another one that I made as a Birthday card. I’m not a great one for step by step instructions, because to be perfectly honest, until I start to play I have no idea what I am going to end up with, so you will have to forgive me if my steps are not up to everyones usual standards. They also use different stamps.

hobby art 01These are most of the items that I used to create my acetate panel, although I did forget the Blending Solution, and it is hard to see the acetate in the middle of the picture.

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Add a drop of each of your chosen colour of Alcohol to a piece of felt attached to a Blending Tool.

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Tap the blending tool all over the acetate, turning it as you move across your panel to create a random background.

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Every one will be different, even if you use the same combination of inks.

hobby art 05 Add a few drops of the Blending Solution to the felt, without adding any more of the coloured inks, and create a second piece of background. hobby art 06

This will give you a much paler piece of background to work with. hobby art 07

Next comes the fun part, but it will only work with Archival Ink. hobby art 08 Stamp your chosen image on to the acetate on the same side as you put the inks. hobby art 09 Leave it to dry very briefly, and then wipe the ink away using a dry cloth, or paper towel. hobby art 10 Any colour of Archival ink will work, and I actually like the the slightly grey shadow that is left by using the black ink. hobby art 11Keep stamping and wiping away the ink over the entire panel until it is randomly covered. You can also use a fine detailed stamp such as a greeting with this technique.  hobby art 12At the end of the day just play, what have you got to lose except a little bit of time, and maybe some acetate. Kim - Woodland GladeThe black images that appear on the panel above have been stamped on the uninked side of the acetate using Stazon Ink. I find that the image stamps out better on that side, but do remember that you will be turning the acetate over so if you have used a greeting stamp on your background panel it will then be in reverse. That is why I chose a very random text stamp as it can’t easily be read so works just as well in reverse.

I’m off to play now as my parcel has just arrived from Jenny with all of the fabulous new designs for the next TV show. There are some real beauties I have to say.

Have a great weekend, hugs Kimx




Up, Up and Away


Hi All, Kimx here.
This is my first post on the Hobby Art blog, and knowing how rubbish I am with computers of late anything could happen.
I thought that I would share one of the cards that I made for Jenny last time she was on the box.
Or at least I would if I could work out how to add a picture.
I am writing this and getting advise from the team on facebook at the same time.
Multitasking, how cool am I !!!
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Hopefully you are looking at a picture of my card made using the Hot Air Balloon from the new Vintage set.
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The balloon has been stamped and embossed onto watercolour card stock and then painted using Distress inks and the ‘Wet Watercolour Technique’.
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I fussy cut it out and added it to the background panel using silicon.
Regular visitors to my blog will know how much I love silicon, I get through loads of tubes of it.
The background to the card has been made using glossy card stock, Versamark ink and Distress inks to create a resist image.
This is like magic painting for grown ups and really is a fabulously easy way to create a background.
It is also a great way of using lots of stamps all at once without the card looking overloaded with images.
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Glossy card stock can be difficult to stamp on as sometimes the stamp slips on the shiny surface. A good way round this is to use a piece of acetate.
Yes I know, it is shiny as well I can hear you say, but as it is see through, and cheap, if the stamping goes wrong you can always start again without having to remake all of that beautiful background.
It is also a great way to hide a mistake if your stamping is not up to par.
The acetate on this very card hides the fact that my stamped sentiment went a little wrong, but you would never know unless I told you.
I think I am going to quit while I am ahead with this post. Besides I have lovely new stamp sets to play with for the next TV show.
I will try and post again later in the month.
You never know I might not need so much back up next time. Well I can but hope at least.
Hugs and happy crafting