Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wine not see clearly!

Corrie is this week's host at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.  Her challenge is to use acetate in your artwork!

Here's what Corrie had to say about her challenge!
Now, if you are anything like me, you will keep all wrapping paper, cardboard and of course acetate (clear plastic). We all get lots of it : packaging. I particularly like acetate to use in my projects, whether it is to stamp on or use it in any other way. I just love it. So this week I would like YOU to use a bit of acetate. Let your imagination run wild and surprise me !!!
If you'd like to play along with this challenge, visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read and follow the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's my art journal page!

Stampotique's Carousel was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy-cut, and set aside. The Hand was stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink onto Neenah cardstock, heat set with Clear Detail embossing powder, colored with Copic markers, then fussy-cut. It lacked a bit of dimension, so I used some chalk pencils to add some shading. The nails were coated with a layer of Clear Stardust Glitter pen and a layer of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen. The nails still faded a bit into the background, so I colored over the Glaze pen with a Prismacolor marker and put another layer of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen over it! Much better. The hand was set aside.

Like Corrie, I keep/hoard all sorts of oddments, including most acetate packaging, which I find ever-so-useful for so many things. This time it was die-cut with Die-Namics wine glasses and bottles dies. Both the glasses and the bottle were painted with Fresco Finish Acrylic paint, then edged with a black Prismacolor marker. The goblets and bottle were flipped over and the wine bottle received a computer-generated label (from my fantasy winery) and a touch of gold Krylon ink for the seal.

It was time to create a background for my Carousel,  Hand, wine glasses, and bottle! Pieces of Idea-ology Terminology Tissue Wrap were adhered to a sheet of 5" x 8" 140 lb. Multi-Media media cardstock (Strathmore) with Matte Glue and Seal, and heat-set. Removable Scotch tape and self-stick notes were used to mask the path and the grass. The "sky" was painted with Stormy Sky Distress paint. Some watered-down Snowflake and Candy Floss Fresco Finish Acrylic paints were streaked across the Stormy Sky. The paint was heat-set, then Stormy Sky Distress ink was sponged over the Bubble Layering stencil and heat-set. Stormy Sky Distress ink was sponged over the Rays Layering stencil, sprinkled with Clear Detail embossing powder, and heat-set. A yellow Prismacolor marker was used to color the rays. The tape and self-stick note masks were lifted and the path and grass were painted respectively with Pumice Stone and Mowed Grass Distress paints.  The whole page was heat set, then Black Soot Distress ink was used to edge the sheet.

The Carousel, acetate wine glasses, and bottle were adhered to the painted, sponged background. A piece of lace was adhered to the Hand, which was then adhered to the upper right hand corner with the finger touching the top of the Carousel. This sheet was then adhered to a page in my journal. Washi tape was added along the left hand edge and very old, almost ancient rub-ons were used to add the sentiment.

Here are some close-ups of my journal page.

Thanks for visiting today.


  1. Wow, excellent haha!!! All your art of cardmaker is demonstrated here, you really rock Kathi!!

  2. When I saw this I really LOL! Creative and oh so intentionally funny! Thanks for the comment today on SCS, made my day GF!

  3. You just *know* that I absolutely L-O-V-E this, Kathi! Made me laugh. I can think of no better use for acetate in art! ;-)

  4. Super journal page! Really love the entire design, the fun elements in it, (especially the wine label), and the colors you chose. Like what you did with the acetate! :^)
    Hugs, Penny