Thursday, September 6, 2012

Technique Thursday - Acetate Meets CuddleBug!


Today’s project was inspired by a demo I saw at the Convention last month.
Mary Key was running acetate sheets through the Cuddle Bug and adding color to the image! Okay.. that was just plain Cool! I knew I was going to have to try it.

Mary used gel pens to color in her images. Well, wouldn’t you know it, all of my gel pens had dried up! They just don’t keep well. So I tried painting in the areas with SU inks… but they wouldn’t dry on the acetate. Instead, they seemed to evaporate.

So here’s what I came up with:

I put a couple drops of ink in the pallet wells. Then off to the side I put a drop of Clear Gesso medium. You can see from the pic how the size of the drop compares to the largest pearl in the SU Basic Pearls.



Using a dry water brush I dipped it first in the ink then pulled a bit of the clear gesso off to the side and mixed them together. The gesso acts as a glue so when it dries, a translucent color is left. I also did one with Perma Markers and it turned out well.

Today’s card is a Christmas card using the Poinsettia background EB folder. I used Real Red ink with the gesso and the centers are Daffodil Delight. I layered it on Pear Pizzazz and accented it with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. The silk poinsettia in the upper corner is from Making Memories.


So what EB folder do you want to try? I’d love to see what you create! Make something then come back here and link me in the comments section.

Unless I can get the cutting table cleared off downstairs, there won’t be a scrapbooking post tomorrow. I need the whole cutting table to work out the logistics of how this house book has to go together. But I’m trying.

Creative Blessings!

12 comments:

  1. How fun is this? Love that you colored onto the acetate. What a fun project and I love the folder you used. I've seen this folder used so many times....why don't I have it yet? Must add it to my list of wants. :)

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who gets that 'why haven't I bought that yet' syndrome Heheh

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  2. Very cool..I knew I would miss some thing fun...
    I would like to try this, not sure I want to try it alone...
    you know me,I like that hands on assistance : )

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    1. It's really easy. Run acetate through your CB just like you would cardstock. Then color in the depressions. She used Gel Pens but you could use Perma Markers. It's uber easy!

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  3. i love using acetate. it allows the interior to be seen in addition to the outside details. so inspiring, i'll have to try this one some day.

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  4. What a fun technique, love your card!

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    1. Thanks Francie. I didn't have anything in mind until I started pulling CB folders hehe

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  5. Love it!! I have ran acetate thru the Cuttlebug and used glitter on it but never colored it. Very cool technique. I cannot wait to try it!

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    1. Oooo I see CB folder and Stickles! hmmmm

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