Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Serendipity Blog Hop - Challenge Acetate

It's time for another Serendipity Blog Hop?  Today the design team members were challenged to create with Acetate.  For me this was a totally new experience - I've never worked with it before so I had some catching up to do.  Once I did a little research I got to work and came up with three projects for today's hop.  To stamp on the acetate you have to use permanent ink made just for shiny surfaces.  I used StazOn Solvent Ink by Tsukineko in Jet Black.  It does come in many colors including metallic so there's lots of possibilities.  It is a little tricky stamping on the slick plastic.  Keep in mind that if you mess up you can take a napkin dipped in ordinary rubbing alcohol and erase the image and begin again.  Serendipity offers Acetate sheets 10 sheets for $1 - you can get them here.

The first project I made is a shaker ornament.  I stamped the bunny image on one side of the acetate, waited for it to dry and then added a little coloring with copics on the reverse side.  If you color on the same side that you stamp it will remove the stamped image!  I didn't think my bunny was easy enough to see totally transparent so I painted over the areas I wanted solid with white acrylic paint.  To make the shaker box I cut the Sizzix Frame #3  three times from white craft foam and glued the layers together.  I finished off the back with a solid  frame shape that I hand cut.   I found the flower confetti at Michaels for $1 and added a few large pinches of regular small white pearl beads to up the shaker factor.  I think this would look great tied to an Easter basket or an Easter tree.

My next project is a scrapbook page.   Long before there was a "smash" book I started my own ring binder filled with my favorite quotes, photos, song lyrics, and papers.  If something ever happens to me that I have to stop paper crafting, this is the book I want with me - it is full of all my favorite things.  Acetate is a great way to add a favorite quote over a photo.  For this beach layout I positioned the ocean quote and seashell strategically over the photos so I can enjoy the beauty of both.

For my last project I started putting together a mini album for an upcoming camping trip.  I like to surprise friends with a little book featuring photos from our trip together as a keepsake.  This book is  a simple 3-ring chipboard/cardboard  6 x 6" by 7 Gypsies
For the cover I layered my stamped acrylic between a frame and the chipboard cover.  Here's a quick look at the inside to show you the finished look.  I like how the pattern of the paper on the inside is the background for the image. 

Please visit the other design team member blogs to see what they came up with for this creative challenge.  Simply click on their names below to jump to their blogs.

I hope you will give this a try yourself.  I had a lot of fun exploring this new media (for me anyway)  Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget Serendipity is offering 40% off your highest priced item by using the coupon code 40OffHighest.  Expires 3-21 so you need to hurry!  What a great time to get the scroll egg or scroll heart stamp/die sets. 
Heart Scroll Stamp & Die SetEgg Scroll Stamp & Die Set


Supplies Used:
Bunny Ornament:
Stamp:  Serendipity Bunny with Eggs 1245F
Ink:  Staz On Jet Black
Die Cut:  Sizzix Frame 3
Extras:  Organza Ribbon, Flower Confetti, Pearl Beads, Acrylic Ink, Copic Markers

Beach Page:
Stamps:  Serendipity Whelk Shell 279H, Quote:  My Life 288E
Ink: Staz On Jet Black
Paper:  Low Tide Collection by Me & My Big Ideas
Die Cuts:  Cuttlebug 2 x 6"
Extras:  Glitter Paper DCWV

Camping Book:
Stamps:  Serendipity Pheasants 1247J, Spring from Seasons & Friends 581QCL Also available as a sticker
Album 6x6" Seven Gypsies
Ink:  Staz On Jet Black, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Barn Door, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Paper:  K& Co Boy Scouts of America Collection
Die Cuts:  Sizzix Frame Decorative Rectangle, Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Birds, Flowes & Branches Set
Xtra Large Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers
Extras:  Twine, Buttons, Metal Alphabet Charm, Metal Photo Corners, File Tab punch Mc Gill


Pauline said...

What fabulous projects Jeanne, love your sweet little shaker tag, and your mini album is beautiful! Love your layout page too, that mermaid sand sculpture is amazing!

JJ Bolton said...

Wow, for your first time working with acetate, you sure hit it out of the park! Your bunny shaker idea is so cute! I've stamped on acetate before, but what a great idea to use acrylic paint as well!! Your beach layout is just perfect. Your layout and your subject matter:) And how could I not mention the mini album! You know I've never tried a mini album before (shame on me;)? Yours is so lovely, it definitely makes me want to try it! Hope you have a great day Jeanne!

Amy said...

Wow great projects! I love the shaker it's such a great idea!

Sue Eldred said...

Love the shaker card. Love all the cards.

Julia Aston said...

3 lovely projects Jeanne! love that shaker egg - what a fun design and pretty flowers and pearls inside - your ocean page is a wonderful way to save a memory - and the little picture book has great colors and stampings - I'm sure your friends will love this keepsake of a camping trip!

Miriam said...

I'm so impressed with your 3 projects. Especially love the shell overlay!

Kathie Bailey said...

Amazing projects Jeanne. Love the adorable shaker box!

Marybeth said...

Love all the project you have put love into. These are wonderful keepsakes! Love your shaker egg, if I was on the ball I would make some, I have an Easter tree.Time is getting away from me though, next year! The egg is adorable ,you would never know it was first time with that one . The bunny is just adorable. Take care, Jeanne.

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