I wanted to do a quick tutorial on this card using the Make a Wish Jelly Fish. It is an ATS ($7.95)stamp set, and sadly, it is retiring June 30. Te background stamp, is also retiring. I used a technique called “caught in crystal”. This was one of my swaps for The Fun Stampers Journey convention in June. It is a technique that has been around for awhile and I love it. The part that is caught in crystal is the inset panel.
close up view of the technique panel
I drizzled our Journey Glaze onto a piece of our Clearview acetate sheets.
While the glaze is still wet I sprayed FSJ Splashes, Turbo Teal, Lime Green, and Cool Pool. Next I gently mixed the colors with the glaze.
I added Sparkle Dust, and Confetti Sparkle Elements-Lemon Grass to the surface.
Next, crumple up a sheet of white tissue paper, open it back up and lay it on top of the Clearview Sheet without smoothing out the wrinkles. The tissue paper should be at least 1″ larger than the Clearview Sheet on all sides. This doesn’t have to be exact. Tamp the tissue paper down so that the glaze and inks soak the tissue paper and no white is left. You may have to lay something heavy on top to avoid curling. This will take a couple of hours.
Once this has dried, turn it over. You can see the Sparkle elements through the ink and Clearview Sheets. The wrinkles and folds in the tissue paper gives the appearance of movement in this technique. This is a close up view of the entire sheet. I was doing quite a few cards and preparing for a class so I did 8.5″x 11″ sheets and then cut to size.
The color of cardstock you choose to back this with will affect the overall color. I used Cool Pool CS on the back of this sheet.
Because our inks are a Fusion blend, you can stamp directly onto the Clearview Sheet. For this card I used our Black Licorice Ink and stamped on the CV Sheet, then heat set. *Quick note: Because the ink takes a little while to dry on the acetate sheet, you can easily wipe it off with a damp paper towel if you have a smear or make a mistake. 🙂
For the jelly fish I stamped first with Lemon Grass, then Cool Pool on one side and Turbo Teal on the other side. I used the rock n roll technique to get the three colors on the jellyfish. Below is a close up of two more jelly fish and the rock and roll inking technique.
I used the same technique on this card and embossed the Beautiful Butterfly on the CV sheet.
Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any questions about this technique let me know and I will be glad to help.
June 30 is the last day to order from our breaking up list. The items on this list are 30% off the catalog price. You can go to my website and place an order but be sure to it before the 30th. With a purchase of $50 or more I will sent you a 2017/18 Inspiration Book and Catalog.
Happy Stamping, and Create Awesomeness Today!