Hello! Elena here with you this wonderful Saturday! and today I want to share with yoy new Release Acrylic Recipe Stand 4x6 Kit and Acrylic Mini Word Album Recipe. I have combined them and decided to make a a recipe book for my friend who emigrated more than 10 years ago. She loves cooking and enjoyed using mix of different cousines. But I thought that she might miss our national cousine so I've collected some of them for her in this mini book. Moreover I decided to make it mixed media style, as my signature.
However don't be scraed by something difficult as I applied some decoupage techniques and wanted to share them with you. I am not very skilled in decoupage, but several years ago I used to make some things with it. As a fact I have many serviettes left from that time. Now I am trying to use them in my scrapbooking projects too: on chipboard. Layout backgrounds and embellishments,and this time on acrylic.
So let's start
You will need: an acrylic, your serviette , PVA glue mix with water 2:1, flat brush and some transparent piece, I used a packaging.
Cut the motif from your serviette the same size as the acrylic piece and remove 2 white layers from it
Dab slightly the packaging with water using your brush
Don't be afraid of folds, but try to remove them with your flat brush
place this serviette on your acrylic, start pressing and smooth down the folds and the excess of the glue. Use the paper insted of craft mat, as it will absorb the excess of water and glue
Let it dry completely and after that you can cut off the excess of serviette, and sand the edges if desired
The next tip is to make stamping and applying gesso, mists or acrilic paint on the back side as it will protect your serviette from tearing and scratching.
And here you can see the result: regarding to transparency of acrylic you can see additional background on your serviette and it it will add osme visual texture to your serviette. By the way, some mediums can help you to hide the folds or some roughness.
So here is the completed project:
or as a single page:
also it is very easy to look through the 2 pages at the same time, so for some pages I used such way of placing the recipe
I left some acrylic pages empty, as my friend can put her own recepies on them , just using the stikers. nad it's very simple to remove them while she wants to substitute on a new one recipe
you can see stamping and how gesso higlights the serviette motif. also I added some drips of alcohol inks on acrylic side
a great opportunity ton use the stamps and mediums from your stash, isn't it?
Thanks for watching me today. I hope I have unspired you to think over your Christamas gifts and now you can impress your relatives or friends with your brave experiments too.
Elena Olinevich - Clear Scraps Design Team.