Another technique using the Izink liquid pigment inks, I have used this before at Keep On Crafting, when the inks came in a dropper bottle. It's my favourite way to use them because they work so well on non porous surfaces.
If you work quickly you can smoosh the inks around to cover the whole surface, some may come out on your craft mat so mop it up with a spare piece of card, you can use this for another project.
Once smooshed pull the two pieces of acetate apart, you will get some interesting patterns, every time you do this it comes out with a different look. Set them aside to dry, which doesn't take very long hence the need to work quickly when smooshing and separating.
These inks can also be added to water to make a co-ordinating spray for your project, even the pearl ones work well, leaving a faint sheen to the droplets.
The spray pattern will depend on the nozzle of your bottle and the height from which you spray. Mop up any overspray from your mat with the same piece of card, building up a rather nice background.....waste nothing.
All these mop up pieces make really pretty die cut flowers and you make sure you get full value from your inks.
What is the best way to glue acetate without it showing?...... For this I used a sheet of DS sticky film, laying the acetate, ink side down, onto the sheet slowly rolling it on to avoid air bubbles, then die cut the heart shape. With sticky all over it has an even cover and nothing appears to stand out.
The heart was then stamped and embossed in gold. I did try this on an offcut of the acetate to see if the sticky was affected by the heat, it wasn't.
All that remained was to assemble the layers and add the heart to the centre, again rolling the acetate shape onto the card to avoid air bubbles.
I-Zink Pigment Ink - Orchid (pearlescent)
S57107 - A4 Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet - Stix2
S57262 - 3D PVA glue
Distress Oxide Inkpad, White card, White card blank 6x6, heart shaped die (3.5")
Versamark Ink, Antistatic pad, Gold embossing Powder
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Love Is....
Inkspirational - Hearts
My Time To Craft - Love
Just Us Girls - #570 Valentine
Challenge Up Your Life - #132 Hearts
International Art & Soul - #101 Hearts