Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fall is in the AIR!

Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year. I love the colors, the crispness in the air, and the beginning of the holiday season (I DO mean Halloween!). This card was created for last week's technique challenge on SCS. This is something I have never actually seen, let alone done, before! Great technique!

First, you will need some white Lumiere paint. I have had just such a bottle of paint, sitting in one of my drawers, UNOPENED for at least two years! YIKES! I was happy to be able to use it! You will also need some acetate and at least two colors of ink pad reinkers (aka bottles of ink!). Basically, you put a little bit of the Lumiere on a paper plate or paint pallette. Next, put a few drops of each color of ink, in their own little space, on the plate/palette as well. Then, dip a stipple paint brush into the paint, then into one of the reinkers. Proceed by daubing the paint all over the acetate piece, leaving some open spaces. Next, repeat the procedure using the second reinker, filling in all the empty spaces on the acetate. You CAN use more than two colors, if you wish! This is sooo lovely once it has dried. Being sure to use some patience, wait until the paint is COMPLETELY dry before you run the acetate through an embossing machine using an embossing folder or plate. VOILA! LOVE it!!

Stamps: Dotted Autumn
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard (behind the acetate), Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories:White Lumiere paint, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest ef and Maple Leaf combo ef, Offray brown checked gingham ribbon, hanging brad hardware (unknown), acetate


Melissa said...

Oooooh! Fabulous!

Many Blessings,

Gigi said...

Your technique was used for a sympathy card and it turned out beautifully with ribbon and sentiment attached on the front. TFS this card; it'll inspire more ideas for card making.