Monday 31 October 2016

2016 #21 Acetate Mounted Cards {by Pavla Hozikova}

2016 Topic 21: Typography, Fonts, Quotes

Hello everyone, it’s Pavla here with my take on the topic of Typography, fonts and quotes. 

My artwork is full of words and quotes. What I like to do is to take a quote and highlight a word or two. I usually print the quote and make my chosen word bigger, or replace it with a different font or use some big alpha stickers. I found out that Emma Godfrey’s stamp sets are absolutely ideal for this. They have one big word and several quotes that usually contain this word – which makes it ideal for replacing. Tonight, I’ll be creating two cards with Emma’s quotes.

Step One: I cut two square pieces of acetate – because I like to work on square shapes. I stamped one with the swirly circles from Emma Godfrey’s EEG07 stamp set and the other with the “snowflakes” from Emma’s EEG19 set. I used the white StazOn inkpad. 

Step Two: Next, I cut two smaller square pieces of cardstock and created two different backgrounds using various Fresco paints. I watched several videos on YouTube studying Seth Apter’s signature technique of “printing” with structured paper on paper. I’m in love with this technique, the effect it creates!

Step Three: Next, I added more stamping. The tiny stars are also from EEG19 set, the spiky circles are from EEG15. I outlined the stamped images with paint pens to highlight them a bit. 

Step Four: Now, the quotes. I stamped my chosen word/quote combination on black cardstock in white ink and on a piece of velum in black ink. At this point, I didn’t know which I was going to use but it turned out I used both versions in the end...

Step Five: I attached the two backgrounds on the acetate pieces and created a simple card for the back side to cover where the front pieces are glued to the acetate. I used the same stamps and added a smaller quote. 

Step Six: To finish the front, I took my paint pens and added some accents here and there. 

I hope you liked this simple mixed media cards. See you some other time!

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Oh Pavla, thank you for showing your acetate backgrounds, those are beautiful and a brilliant idea to add another dimension to a card. Using words as a focal point really gives them weight and meaning. As you say Emma's combinations of text are perfect for this. ~Darcy

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Helen said...

That is a great idea! I love Emma's stamps, and your squares just pop with colour.

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are wonderful, pavla! I loved both the average and there coloured backgrounds and the Emma words work really so,

Lucy x

Julie Lee said...

What an original idea! Love these! xx

Craftychris said...

Both these are just fabulous! So unique and beautiful with those fantastic quotes! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

My apologies pavla, that was a case of predictive text, I meant to say the acetate backgrounds are wonderful and Emma's text works really well. Such a striking project,

Lucy x

Kirsten said...

They are gorgeous. I love the backgrounds & the stamped acetate looks great.

Miriam said...

Beautiful Pavla. I love the acetate

Miriam said...

Beautiful Pavla. I love the acetate

Craftyfield said...

Wonderful, I love the stamped acetate, not an easy thing to stamp on acetate, and the Septh inspired backgrounds.

rachel said...

what a lovely idea - I always forget about acetate - lovely effect - must give it a try x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Agree about Seth his style.

Seth said...

These are amazing. And you totally nailed the backgrounds!!

imagine that ... said...

These are fabulous Pavla - I've never thought of using my stamps on acetate before - love them! :)

Etsuko said...

Fantastic cards, lovely idea and colours. Just beautiful!! xx