Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wax, Paper & Acetate

Wax, Paper & Acetate

Hi there!

A new week and a new theme.  

We're going to explore Wax, Paper and Acetate

and to start us off on our journey here is


I love this stamp from Carabelle Studios, 
it reminds me of the Devon hedgerows around where I live 
with so many beautiful, wild plants all jostling for a space. 
I wanted to create a feeling of depth and so chose to use 
acetate to give the project several visible layers.

Ink up your background using distress inks in different greens. 
I used lucky clover, evergreen bough and twisted citrus. 
You’ll notice in the photos I also snuck in some 
tumbled glass blue at a later stage!

Stamp the Carabelle Studio Wild Nature stamp twice, 
once in bundled sage distress ink, and then again, 
slightly below, in evergreen bough.

Spritz with Color Bloom in sultry shimmer sorbet 
to give it a beautiful sheen.

Work in to the picture using Sakura Gelly Roll pens 
to add highlights and detailing to the stamping.

Gild the edges in Inca Gold Alchemy Wax. 
This is easiest done by blobbing a little of the wax
 on to a non-stick craft mat first and then
dipping a dry, clean cloth into it and dabbing it on.
At this stage I also stamped in some little butterflies 
from Crafty individuals using wilted violet distress ink.

Stamp Carabelle’s Wild Nature stamp twice more, 
this time on to acetate. 
Stamp it once using jet black Staz-On 
and a second time using Versacolor evergreen. 
Sprinkle the green image with clear embossing powder, 
tap off the excess and heat it to emboss

Use a guillotine to cut the black print in to a thin strip. 
Do the same with the green print but 
leave about 5cm of clear acetate underneath it 
so that when the two bottom edges are lined up 
the green print sits higher than the black one

Fold one end of the acetates and stick in place 
behind the printed card panel using double sided tape 

Place a strip of double sided tape along the edge 
of the acetate with the green stamping and 
stick the front piece of acetate to it, 
leaving an overlap of about 1cm. 
(Trust me, that sounds more complicated than it is!)

Finally, tape both pieces of the acetate to 
the back of your printed card panel, 
causing the card to form a curve. 
This will enable it to stand easily as a 3D picture.

Materials used:

Distress inks– in bundled sage, twisted citrus, evergreen bough, lucky clover, tumbled glass, wilted violet
Versa colour ink pad – Evergreen

Thank you for your lovely project Louise

 Starts the week off beautifully

See you all again tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Hi Louise. Love the way you've used the acetate, this definitely gives depth and dimension to the card. Happy crafty week Angela x

  2. Beautiful and yes looks just like were I live too, North Devon :) thank you for your steps. Love the dimension. x

  3. Lovely project Louise, have used 1layer of acetate before but never the 2 so will have to give this a try X

  4. Love the 2 layers technique... you can build depth in a landscape as you have done. Very interesting!


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