Saturday 16 January 2016

2016 #1 Jewelled Card {by Liesbeth Fidder}

 2016 Topic 1: Transparent Art

Hi everyone Liesbeth here !

Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about transparent art.

I made a card using two different transparent techniques: stamping and painting onto a transparency sheet to make the card and stamping, painting and shrinking some shrink foil to make ,jewels'. The card can be sent with or without a cream-white card inside it. I used the wonderful Lynne Perrella stamps for the card, love them !

Step One:  Lightly sand a piece of transparency sheet (acetate) and stamp the ,leaded glass woman' (LPC033) on the other side with StazOn ink Jet black.

Step Two: Paint the sanded side of the piece using Fresco Finish paints, every small area a different colour. I used Glass Blue ; Yellow submarine ; Beach hut and London bus, and Toffee for the woman's hair. Colour the eyes with a white gell pen.

Step Three: Sand a piece of Shrink Plastic- translucent, and stamp lots of gemstones, suns and ornaments on the other (not sanded) side. I used LPC004 ; LPC005 and LPC019 for this. 


Step Four:  Paint the stamped images using the same four colours as above on the sanded side. Just a thin layer of paint will be enough. At the big ornament it's nice to use more than one colour  (as shown).

Step Five: If dry, cut out the suns, gems and ornaments and shrink them with a heat tool.
Beautiful jewels will appear :-D

Step Six: Cut a piece of transparency sheet (21 x 14 cm) (and a piece of cream-white cardstock, same size) and fold in half. Stamp the woman onto masking paper, cut out and mask the centre of the front of the acetate card as shown. Stamp the border of the front with text (LPC014) and black StazOn ink.


Step Seven: Remove the mask, glue the cut out woman onto the card (a very little bit of Glossy Accents on the corners) and add your self-made gems on the card with Glossy Accents. Try to create a pretty composition. Insert the cardstock if desired.

As you  see you can create ,real' leaded glass by painting the backside of a transparency with Fresco Finish paints ! I used Translucent paints for this piece to keep everything very transparant. The paint works very good with Shrink plastic as well. Hope you will give it a trie , have fun !

Liesbeth Fidder
Liesbeth's Arts & Crafts

Oh Liesbeth what stunning colours, you have created the jewel elements beautifully. The Lynne Perrella stamps are perfect for this style. The use of shrink plastic aswell as acetate adds just that tiny bit extra dimension. Thankyou ~ Darcy 

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Helen said...

Love the really bright jewel colours, they look fabulous.

Craftyfield said...

The LPC033 is perfect for this, a stained glass window on a glass like surface! Love the idea of the gems too and I would love to see them stamped in colour (e.g. a dark red for the rubies)for an even more realistic effect. I'd try it but I only have black Archival...

Lauren Hatwell said...

Truly fabulous. All those shrink plastic jewels must have taken you ages. Well worth the effort though. They look great. Lx

Kirsten said...

Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous.

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Julie Lee said...

Wow! What a glorious labour of love! This is such an exquisitely jewel-like and beautiful card. Wonderful! xx

Etsuko said...

Fantastic card, The LP lady's colours and the tiny jewels are so beautiful. They look awesome. xx

Artmadnana said...

Oh I really am going to make some of these jewelled gems. A lovely tip! Love the stained glass feel of this.

Mac Mable said...

So clever and creative...loving those shrink jewels x

Unknown said...

They really look like jewels, amazing ! Well done !

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome technique ... love it.