Capture the Good Times Layout
October 16, 2012
Hello again, Kay here bringing you my next project featuring Clear Scraps versatile acrylic. For this layout I used one of Clear Scraps XL Deco shapes. Again I used a couple of techniques to give the acrylic a bit of texture.
Not many know, but I suppose this is as good time as any to tell--that I'm expecting my first child & am due in a few weeks time. This photo was taken just two weeks ago. My little fur-pup Toby or as I lovingly refer to him as my 'eldest' son was curious about my growing belly. He acted as if he was actually feeling around my tummy to try & figure out what's going on. My husband ended up snapping this photo which I thought was very cute.
I once again decided to make the border of my large acrylic shape stand out. So I went with alcohol inks. Other than acrylic paint or permanent markers--I find alcohol inks to be the best for making borders & edges stand out. I did not use a mask for my border--I just randomly went around the edge with my alcohol ink applicator. Once dry, I added dots of Silver Stickles to further define the edge.
The next technique I used to add more texture to my acrylic was stamping. I used a combination of three different stamps with black StazOn ink. When stamping on acrylic, always remember to use a permanent solvent ink. Using another type of ink will cause your image to smear. Here is a close up of my stamping.
I also did a bit of random stamping with splatter stamps on my background paper. That's the beauty of acrylic...you can stamp either right on the acrylic or on paper behind it--either way your image will show through. In this close up you see both types of stamping...the black image is stamped right on the acrylic and the brown splatter stamping was done on my background paper.
Doesn't that combination of stamping give a fabulous effect? The rest of my page is composed of various elements, flowers, ribbon, twine, trinkets and embellishments. I also included several Autumn themed embellishments since this photo was taken in Autumn--which just so happens to be my favorite season!
You can find more details & close ups on my blog. Hope this project inspires some of you to break out your stamps & alchol inks with your acrylic.
Have a great week!
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team
Beautiful job Kay!
Posted by: Pinky | October 16, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Beautiful! Lots of great techniques!!!
Posted by: KC Eddy | October 16, 2012 at 07:14 AM
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Posted by: Susan | October 16, 2012 at 08:39 AM