Monday, December 5, 2011
12 Tags of Christmas Day 5
Day 5 and I'm getting mine done early - I just have to say that I LOVE this background technique!!! You may remember that I did a version of this on glass charms for Halloween - you can see my tutorial on the Gingersnap Creations blog HERE - and it's just such a fun resist look. Definitely make sure to blot and blot and then blot some more before you buff with your towel or you will rub it all off and have to start again - yes, I know this from experience ;-) But, it's simple to start again because you're working with acetate - just add blending solution to wipe it all off and try again. Ahhh, the joys of being a perfectionist!!! One other tip I have: I have found that Glossy Accents and alcohol ink really do not like each other and that's why Tim tells you to just put it on the edges to adhere your acetate to the tag. The Glossy Accents tends to blend and bleed the alcohol ink kind of melting and destroying any patterns you've created. I have found that Diamond Glaze does not cause this and allows me to put a thin layer on the whole receiving surface (the paper tag) and then set the acetate on top adhering it more securely. I'll be back later in the week to play catch-up so until then, have fun making tags!