If you want to create colorful backgrounds using a minimum of supplies, this is the technique for you.
Follow the simple directions below to make your own Smacking Acetate backgrounds.
Caution: You may not be able to stop – wipe off your window sheets and try a new colour combination.
To make this card, I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede markers. Once the background was dry, I stamped an image from Elements of Style in Rich Razzleberry ink on the background piece and the greeting onto Glossy White cardstock. To embellish the card, I added designer series paper from the Thoroughly Modern package and Vintage Brads and Jumbo Eyelets in Antique Brass.
Give this technique a try – I bet you’ll like it. If you have any questions, please let me know.
You will need assorted markers, a spray bottle, glossy white cardstock and two window sheets of any thickness.
Scribble with the markers onto the window sheets. I like to use three colours of ink. Try not to overlap the inks so the markers do not become contaminated.
Mist generously with water. Place the second window sheet on top of the the first and blend colours together with your fingers or a brayer.
Place two pieces of glossy white cardstock back to back and sandwich between the window sheets. Work out any air bubbles.
Remove glossy cardstock from between the window sheets. Allow to dry.
Stamps: Elements of Style
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Paper: Rich Razzlberry, Soft Suede, Glossy White, Thoroughlty Modern DSP
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Other: Window Sheets, Soft Suede Polka-Dot Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Vintage Brads
Elements of Style Stamp Set, Set of 5
Clear $26.95, #120045
Wood $36.95, #118611
Page 12 of the Summer Mini Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!