Backgrounds with Crystal Lacquer

Backgrounds with Crystal Lacquer2017-12-27T11:23:09-05:00

Project Description

I am participating in a card swap next month at Red Letter Journals, one of our local scrapbooking shops. The challenge theme is backgrounds. So, here’s what I came up with.

I started with a piece of acetate slightly smaller that my card. I stamped my image—Dragonfly from Earth Art International—on the acetate using black StazOn ink. When stamping on acetate, take special care not to smear the image. (This looks like I’ve stamped on green, but it’s clear acetate laying on my green work mat.)Stamped Image

On the reverse side of the acetate, I puddled several colors of Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer—pink, gold, green, blue, and violet.Lacquer Application

Using the tip on my finger, I blended the lacquers while spreading them to the edges of the acetate. Just a word of caution here: don’t overdo the blending or you will lose the individual colors and the results will look like mud.Blended Lacquers

Next, I sprinkled the wet crystal lacquer with gem particles available from Sakura Hobby Craft and Gary’s Ultrafine Crystal Glitter from Gary M. Burlin Co.Glittered Image

When this was completely dry, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in each corner and fastened it to the front of my card with velvet brads.Finished Card

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  1. Joe Morgan August 10, 2011 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Very cool idea Carole! I really like the colors all mixed like that and using the back of acetate always make projects extra pretty!

  2. Heather B August 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    So cool! Love how the dragonfly is "floating" on the glittery, colorful surface. Can't wait to see your card in person at the card swap!

  3. Jamie C August 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I love Crystal Lacquer! Really like the dragonfly! :0)

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