MMM – Transparencies

Mixed Media Mondays has Femmy hosting this week and she made a piece around the theme of “Transparencies”. These are great for layering, creating depth and making see-through windows. I decided to make two cards, using transparencies I had coloured with Adirondack Alcohol inks.

Butterfly cards

Inside the butterfly window card Inside card two

Using, normal “Overhead projector” transparencies, I added Adirondack Alcohol inks to the sheet and added the blender to create more of a watermark effect. The colours I used were Raisin and Pesto. Marvy Metallic gold marker was used for the gold highlights. Do this in a well ventilated area or you will wonder why you are beginning to get dizzy. Leave to dry.

The images on the transparency were stamped in Staz-On. The small text stamp is by Hampton Art Stamps. The two butterfly stamps are by Hero Arts. Background swirls by Autumn Leaves.

To make the card, I wanted to enclose the transparency so it would look neat inside the card. I took a sheet of A4 paper and cut a 140mm piece; the length being 297mm. Then I scored the card at 100mm – this became the back. Then I scored again at100mm and folded the shorter section in – this became the inner side of the front. To cut the window, I roughly measured up the transparency size and cut through the two pieces together, to create a window. On the inside of the middle section, I stuck double sided tape around the edge of the window, layed the transparency down, added a bit more tape (I didn’t want the frame to gape around the edge), then folded the last section over.

The finishing touches were then added. I outlined the window with Marvy Metallics gold before sticking it all together.

If anyone would like more details, just let me know!



8 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful card.


  2. Posted by Sandy on May 16, 2008 at 5:13 am

    Wow they are wonderful.
    Such gorgeous cards. Love them.


  3. This is beautiful!


  4. How very imaginative! Great work!


  5. Such beautiful cards!!! Lovely!


  6. Posted by mixedmediamonday on May 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Great cards, Michelle! Diane


  7. Love your card Michelle .. I’ve got a soft spot for butterflies!
    ~xx Barb xx~


  8. Posted by Barb Dare on April 20, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Great cards very stunning, love the effect of the inks on the clear film.


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