I love the acetate stamping,painting and floor wax technique. I got a new lightbox but it still doesn't do it justice! It is sooo sparkly!
Winking Frogs Paper Collection HCDP1-264
Leaping Frogs Dies HCD1-792
Leaping Frogs HCPC-3729
Froggy Hangout HCPC-3730
Dries As Clear adhesive
Flower Shaping Essentials HCST2-406
Gold Mirror cardstock, Stazon Black ink, Pebeo Studio Acrylics, Pebeo Iridescent Green Yellow, Blue Green, Violet Blue, Vivid White, Liquitex Gel Medium, Clear floor wax, tissue paper, acetate, glitter, Vellum,.
Card measures 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”. Card base is 6 1/2” X 12” scored at 6”. Use a 6” X 6” panel from the Winking Frogs Paper Collection and adhere to center of cardstock front. Cut a piece of Gold Mirror cardstock to cover the center area of the panel.
Stamp the images From Leaping Frogs & Froggy Hangout onto 6” X 6” acetate using Black Stazon ink. Leave space around the image. The extra space is helpful to help wax not get on the front side later:-) On the backside, color using various Pebeo acrylic paints. The first layer of paint should be what you want to see from the front. Color the orange shadows on the flower, spots on the mushrooms and let dry. Then paint the remaining colors. Using a good size paint brush apply a thin layer of clear floor wax. Dab some Perfect Pearls and blend into the wax in a random pattern (teal, pink, yellow & green used). Then sprinkle on a lot of glitter. Crumble a piece of tissue paper then spread it out. Lay the tissue over the wax and use the brush to press on. If it isn’t totally wet apply wax as needed and use the brush to push in some wrinkles for texture. Lift the acetate carefully and be sure no wax is on the front. Let dry overnight. Use a guillotine cutter to trim the acetate to 1/2” smaller then the mirror cardstock. Adhere acetate piece over the mirror cardstock only in the 4 corners.
The butterfly is a homemade embellishment. HFC stamps is great for this technique since it only works with rubber. Mix 50% Vivid White Pebeo Studio acrylic paint (or any extra thick acrylic paint) and 50% Liquitex or Pebeo gel medium, mix well. Ink the Butterfly stamp from Froggy Hangout with Stazon Ink. I used the dies in an unconventional manner but they helped out a ton! No fussy cutting needed. See picture for what it looked like before using the die. Lay the coordinating die on top of the stamp, cut side up. Use a pallet knife to spread a thick layer of the gel mixture over the stamp. Carefully remove the die and wash it right away. Set aside to dry overnight. The gel is only on the image and not all of the rubber. The next day peel off from the stamp and trim if needed with scissors. *Note* any ink on the stamp will come up so be sure it is clean if it is a different color then you are using. Color the butterfly with Pebeo acrylics Iridescent Green Yellow, Blue Green, Violet Blue. You can also color with Copics or Inka Gold.
The inside was done very simply. Adhere a 6” X 6” panel from the Winking Frogs Paper Collection. Cut a smaller panel for writing on and layered with more paper. Add 2 border strips from the paper collection.