Here's today's card -
I started by cutting the Sue Wilsons's Butterfly Stained Glass Window out of Black Card. I used Quickie Glue to add the die cut to a piece of Acetate. I cut the die out again, added Quickie Glue to the front of the die cut and glued it to the other side of the Acetate in line with the die cut on the front. I find it easier to do this so that I can colour in all the areas at once without having to wait for them to dry. It also reduces contamination of colours.
Once dry, I added Quickie Glue to the cental area. Once the glue was clear,I added CS Golden Sand Polished Silk Glitter.
I matted onto Coconut White Card, then Black Card and then popped onto a Coconut White Card Blank.
Over on my Facebook Page, I have set up an album with some experimenting I did with the lacquer and stains, pixies, glitter and alcohol inks. I realise that not all of you have facebook so here are the details -
Blue - CS Laquer Varnish with Alcohol Inks - surprised that this doesn't really work, alcohol ink colour seems to split in the varnish.
Red above blue - CS Lacquer Varnish & CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain - FAB!
Top (under pokey tool) - CS Lacquer Varnish, CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain & CS Sahara Gold Polished SIlk Glitter - I was surprised that this worked as when I have mixed PS Glitter in with Sparkle texture paste all it did was colour the paste as the glitter is so fine but here it works! Happy with that!
Corner under pokey tool - CS Clear Varnish Lacquer, CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain & CS Iced Crystals Glitter Jewels - bit gloopy and hard to get even coverage. Would probably be ok with Diamond Snow, Diamond Sprinkles and possibily Glacier Ice.
Bottom Square - CS Clear Varnish Lacquer, CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain & CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost - Lovely!
Area under Pokey Tool - CS Clear Varnish Lacquer, CS Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder and CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost - as above but a bit more opaque.
CS Clear Varnish Lacquer, CS Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder and CS Sahara Gold Polished Silk Glitter.
Left overs from some of the experiments used on the flower and butterfly. Leaves are Hunter Green Polished Silk Glitter applied with Quickie Glue. Other flower was Light Purple Quickie glue applied too early on air so it's patchy. I used some extra experiment leftovers on the back of it - not really recommended!
Just a quick play - hopefully it's useful to you. I wanted to share as I was wrong about using the lacquer with Alcohol Inks and Polished Silk Glitter and wanted to make amends for what I said on air.
Update - 10.15am Sunday 28th May. A couple more experiments :
You can use Alcohol inks directly from the bottle but be careful that the dropper doesn't flow too quickly and flood the area. Here I used Valencia Adirondack Alcohol Ink. I then used Limeade in the area next to it and if flowed quite fast and contaminated the areas nearby. Test your ink first - if it's flowing too quickly, perhaps use a pipette.
Here I used Valencia Alcohol ink in the bottom rectangle and Amethyst just above. I have a blob in the Amethyst one so I really need to apply so more ink there.
Alcohol Markers work a treat. Here, I've used a Graphmaster Alcohol Marker.
Phill Martin is launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some more Sue Wilson dies from the April Release! I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (28th May) - Designs by John Lockwood - Autumn's Child Clear Stamp Set only £6.99!