So my email keeps saying I have an email somewhere un-opened, today it said I had two and even one time it said three. I have looked everywhere. I emailed the person I get my email through and they have no idea. I even called the domain company and they don’t know either…so if you have emailed me recently and have not heard back from me, holler at me again ok? I am hoping it is a glitch somewhere and will clear itself up, cause I give up!
So I woke up this morning and my jaw was killing me. I had class this morning and chatted away as usual but the whole time I was wishing someone would just punch me in the face to see if it would feel better. When I had my second temporary crown put in, they asked if it felt ok, and it totally did, it did not feel high, like I was hitting it before my other teeth. It did not feel exactly even, but heck it is temporary so never thought anything of it. I was just hoping the real one would be better. So anyway, I am a grinder…I don’t mean I have a little monkey on my shoulder and I stand on the street corner and have a little musical instrument, and play for money…but I may consider playing for stamps!!! Anyway I grind my teeth when I sleep, and I think that is what is happening, since that tooth is not touching another tooth my mouth is all crooked at night, grinding away. I am like, could I break my dang jaw and not know it? Geesh! So anyway, tonight I stuck my old hockey puck teeth grinder guard in, and I am hoping tomorrow I will get up all refreshed and my mouth wont hurt. Sucks to get old!
Tonight was the last of my classes till after Convention, so now to work on convention gifts, swaps, shop, get hair cut and colored (remember the sucks to be old comment!!) and I have less then 2 weeks. I can hardly wait. 1 week with my BFF Tracy, we have so many plans while we are in SLC, and oh yeah Convention is smack dab in the middle of it!
Ok, enough jabbering…how about me teachin’ ya how to do Smackin’ Acetate? This was a technique we taught at Stamp & Scrap University a couple years ago or so.
You will need a piece of whisper white cardstock, a window sheet (or piece of acetate), Stampin’ Write markers, Stazon pad, mister bottle (Tracy gave me a whole bunch of these little tiny ones that have fine mist – they are the best to use for this technique), bone folder, or I like to use the Decor Elements Applicator, and an open-line image. I used my (Surprise!!!!) bucket image from Give Thanks.
Stamp your image once on your whisper white cardstock and once on the window sheet using the Stazon pad (be careful when stamping on the window sheet as it can slip – if it does just clean it off with rubbing alcohol and do it again)
Flip your window sheet over (see how the apples are on the other side of the bucket?
Color on the backside with your markers. It kinda beads up a little bit, don’t worry about that.
Keep coloring with the markers until you have colored everything.
Carefully pick up the colored window sheet and take your mist bottle and spray the mist up towards the ceiling (not your face – ha!), this way the water will fall down on the image and not be sprayed directly on the image. You may have to do it a couple times. You want just enough water on it, but not too much.
Just practice a few times, and you will get it.
Now you are going to turn over the sprayed window sheet so the water and ink are pointing down, and line up the two images…this looks like a double image, but I wanted to show you that I was placing the window sheet over top the stamped image on the whisper white cardstock.
See all lined up!
Now rub over window sheet with bone folder or Decor Elements Applicator and this will transfer the marker ink to the cardstock.
Then carefully remove the window sheet.
Not bad eh? It just gives it a whole different look. Practice with different colors.
You can also use your aqua painter and ink pads to add color to the back of the window sheet too.
Just practice, and have fun with it!
Here’s the finished card.
OK, yes you have a very good eye for details, I did change the colors on the apples. I realized after I got it all done, that I had no more background paper to use, it’s all put away for my sale. All I have is my new Bella Rose paper, and the colors I had used did not match, so I re-did it with Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red – I just used the aqua painter to apply the color since we don’t have markers for those colors. I used Bordering Blue for the pail, and Garden Green for the leaves.
I rubbed So Saffron ink on my Bella Rose paper, I am so glad that Stampin’ Up! left it white so we can do that, if it was already yellow we would be stuck…Thanks Stampin’ Up! They know what they are doing eh? I mean heck it has been 20 years, since Stampin’ Up! started. Time flies eh?
Ok, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, holler if you have any questions, or any suggestions for any upcoming tutorials.
Thanks for stopping in!