Monday, April 23, 2012

Colouring on Acetat

Hi everyone, Karina here today to show you some inspirations. I decided to make a tutorial how to colour on acetate. Here we go...

This is what you need:
  • a sheet of acetate
  • stamps (I used the tree and sentiment from the spring kit 2011)
  • StazOn inkpad
  • Copics
  • Eyelets
  • designer papers
  • cardstock

Stamp the image of your choice on the piece of acetate. You need to use a StazOn inkpad, as this ink will stay on the acetate and don't smudge.

When it happen that some parts didn't stamp well you don't have to throw your acetate away. Just take a waterproof black pen and add those missing parts.

When you colour your image it is very important that you do this on the backside of the image. This way your colouring is safe! On acetate you cannot blend the colours very well. But you can add shadings with two same toned colours. It is difficult to colour a nice background as you can see the lines. So I mostly only surround the image with a colour.

Chose a paper where you want to mount your image. Then add some eyelets or brads through the acetate and paper. I cut it out afterwards, which I think is easier than to do before.

Put your paper choice together and prepare it for finishing the card. I distressed the paper and added white crackle paint to the edges. I also tried to add it to the acetate. But it didn't work well. Some paint dropped off. 

Add some more items like a sentiment, lace, flowers, pearls, ribbon and what you wish. And here we go... the card is finished!!

Here is a close up of the image.

Well, that's it. Try it out, it is really fun to make and so different to the 'normal' colouring. Hope you was able to give you some inspiration. Thank you so much for looking.

Hugs, Karina


  1. Hi Karina

    This is so wonderful !!
    You have to take a good look at the paint that dropped off
    I still find it beautiful
    Sonja x

  2. A beautiful card and great tutorial thanks I'm going to try this.

  3. Looks very nice!! I do have a question: It is possible to use something else to colour the image?

  4. This card is so lovely. I like sentiment, lace, flowers, pearls and ribbon which you share above card. Everything is perfect.

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  5. Such a great idea! Really beautiful card. Thank you. Hugs! Mojca

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this technique!


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