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Experiments with acetate.

Hi crafters. I am using another gel press print for the Simon says Stamp challenge but I wanted to try some secondhand acetate I found. It is transparency film for copiers – colour frame by unistat. There is a pale inner rectangle and a darker frame area. I tried the 4 colours against the print and went for blue. I used the dark and light parts together. I cut a panel with the guillotine. I thought it would be good to have holes to see the panel so I cut a square and rectangle with dies and smaller rectangles with a punch. The sentiment is Tim Holtz Sizzix sentiment words thin.

Original gel print
Cut acetate
Cut acetate over gel print

You can see I had a sentiment problem. I thought about different options and decided on vellum between the layers as you still see the print.

To make the letters more obvious I used an Arteza real brush marker in green on the vellum, using the acetate as a stencil. I wanted to be able to wipe off any mess and thought alcohol markers may be more permanent on the acetate. I held it all together with tape and then sewed it with lime thread.

I ended up changing my mind, ripping out the vellum and sticking purple letters through the holes.

I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Use more than 1 stencil.

Stencils used in print:

TCW: mini Ledger

Kaisercraft: grid

Dylusions: squares small

One Comment

  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    It is always such a treat to see your latest crafty experiments! This is such a beautiful piece and I enjoyed reading about your journey through the creative process. The colors you went with are simply stunning and you did an amazing job at merging different patterns and designs. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with us fort his week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!