Monday, April 24, 2017

Smackin' Acetate Background

I made a a background using a technique called Smackin' Acetate Background. It is very simple to do as all you do is take a piece of acetate, add color either with stamp pads, markers or water colors of some sort, spritz with water and then place a piece of card stock into the mix. One can move it a round a bit to pick up a mix of the colors too. I have done a similar technique with a big acrylic block when I did not have the acetate to work with. It gets the same results. This was originally made to enter into the Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday challenge.

I used a Hero Arts ink pad called Ombre Meadow to get the colors for my background which are such pretty spring colors. I simply stamped the pad twice to create a longer line of color and then added my spritz of water and it was ready to place the paper down on it.

Once my background was dry I then took silhouette stamps from the Gina K. Designs Country Roads 2 set which is illustrated by Theresa Momber and created a scene using Versafine black ink. I used my MISTI to make sure I got good impressions.  I wanted my fence a bit longer then the actual stamp was so I turned my fence image upside down and extended it on both ends. On the one end I made the post more solid colored and on the other end I also colored it solid but then took a Tombow eraser and removed some of the black ink to get it to match the other posts in the fence.

The scene was die cut with a Memory Box cross stitched border die as was the outer layer of black card stock. These in turn were placed onto a base card of Jelly Bean Green. I think that is one of my favorite light green colors and it seemed to match the green ink in the stamp pad I used perfectly.

Supplies used:
Scor Pal
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Border dies
Hero Arts Ombre Meadow ink pad
Gina K. Designs Country Roads 2 stamp set
Crafters Companion Glue Pen
Versafine Black Ink Pad
MISTI tool

This will also be entered into the following challenges:
Double D Challenge-Silhouettes
Crop Stop Linky Party #27

A new week has begun and I hope all of you will have a great one. I look forward to your visits and comments too.

God bless,


Liz said...

Beautiful card. I love the background you've created for your lovely silhouette scene. xx

Vicki said...

What a beautiful farm scene done in silhouette! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Silhouette" Challenge.

Kathy Krug said...

Just gorgeous,Verna. I love that barn scene. Thanks for taking time to link it up with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We always look froward to seeing your designs. Kathy DD DT

Unknown said...

What an amazing scene you have created! I love your pretty background and then all of your beautiful silhouettes. It's so serene, perfect stamping. I imagine this is what your neighborhood looks like. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Barbara said...

I bet this silhouette looks very much like your farm. So pristine and beautiful. You created a great card and scene with your stamps and artistic ability.

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful silhouette how you bkg turned out mf.
xx Karen

Esther Asbury said...

How fun.... I was just watching a video tutorial on the "Smackin' Acetate Background" technique, and saw your card right afterwards! Love your background and the lovely farm scene you created with it! Thanks for linking this up to the CropStop blog!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful creation, great colors and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, this is really something, Verna! Beautiful stamped scene on your smackin' background. I remember that technique from Splitcoast. It was the forerunner to smooshed watercolor, which you referred to in regard to using acrylic blocks. You did a great job with placement of the inks. The cross stitch dies are perfect with this country scene, too. It's always good to see you in our Silhouette Challenge at Double D!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful scene, Verna! I love the rural theme, and your "smackin' background". Mostly, I enjoy imagining in my mind how you find a technique, and use it to suit your purposes. SO GORGEOUS! love, de

Darlene said...

Oooohhh Verna! This is just awesome! What a FABULOUS job you did on that background. The entire scene is just wonderful! GREAT JOB!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Silhouettes’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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