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Monday, April 22, 2013

Technique Tuesday -- Metallic Acetate

Hi Everyone! It is time for Technique Tuesday once again at Sparkle N Sprinkle! Today I want to show you a striking background technique using acetate, an embossing folder and metallic markers! Here is the card I made with the background.

Supplies needed:
  1. acetate
  2. embossing folder with large designs
  3. metallic markers ( I used Marvy )
  4. white gel pen
  5. black glossy or matte card stock ( I used glossy )
Place the piece of acetate in the embossing folder and run through an embossing machine.

Turn over the embossed acetate and color in the indented areas with the metallic markers. You may want to try different brands. They will need to be opaque. Another crafter said that they used Crayola metallic markers and that they did well.  Now go in and use the white gel pen in outline and dotted areas. You can sort of see the white in the picture.

Turn the acetate over and adhere it to the black card stock. See how the colors pop? That is all it is to it! I hope you enjoy trying this technique. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Cloud Nine Velvet glitter GM2000
  2. Tear-ific Tape SAT01
  3. Bold Thank You 3402-415C


Julie Z said...

This is SO cool April! A little abstract - very bright and bold - love the look of this technique! Really neat finished piece!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is really eye-catching. Love the effect of the white outlines against the black. Super card April.

Anne Temple said...

Another great technique to try. Love the bright colors.

Donna Ellis said...

Clever technique, April, and beautiful card! Such pretty bright colors! hugs, de

Gita said...

Oh this looks fun...definitely have to try this out. :-)

Karalee said...

What a neat idea. Have to try this one.

E. Marie said...

Love the bright colors and how they pop with the black background. Great technique!!

NWFlamingo said...

Hi April... I left a question on the Sparkle and Sprinkle Blog but you probably don't monitor it so I thought I would ask you here. What did you use to adhere the acetate to the black card stock? I tried this and used my Xyron and it looks cloudy. I did it again and used brads, which was better. I'm thinking while I look at yours again you might have used a double sided adhesive that is hidden behind your white frame.

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