Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I like to use Black Staz On ink to stamp images (this one is a Kodomo Inc. set Bamboo Lake 6868-001) on my clear acetate . . . I purchase ordinary transparencies that you write on from the office supply stores . . . they're less expensive than the heat-sensitive kind . . . I have yet to find an ink that can stamp a "perfect" image on the shiny surface, and I DO have to go back and fill in "holes" with a black Sharpie marker, at times . . . but I find that this product does the best job for my purposes . . .Careful . . . the inked stamp slips easily on the shiny surface . . . press gently and lift straight up . . . Now . . . you probably never make a mistake like I do . . . but when I do with the Staz On ink on clear acetate . . . it's easy to fix with a spritz of ordinary rubbing alcohol and a paper towel . . . I even use rubbing alcohol to clean my sticky fingers . . When I am happy with my image . . . I am ready to adhere it to my mulberry paper collage background.
My Xyron machine works nicely to put sticky stuff on the back of my clear acetate image . . . I understand that JudiKins Diamond Glaze and Ranger Glossy Accents work, as well . . .
I hope you liked this technique . . . Have fun!!!!!

14 comments:

Nettie said...

What a fabulous technique Michi and such great instructions, I am sure even I can follow them!
I didn't know you are an actress!
hugs, Nettie

Dianne K. said...

Beauuuuutiful!!!!!!! What an awesome technique and thanks for the tutorial too! I think even I can do this one. LOL. Hugs,

Elizabeth Golden said...

Well aren't you the clever one! I love this technique and the finished ATC you have posted is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Linda Dunn said...

Wonderful tutorial on mulberry paper.
I cannot stop myself from buying 'just one more' package of the stuff. ;)

Janny said...

Beautiful, thanks for the tutorial;o)

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Linda!
THANK YOU so much for visiting my blog! I'm so glad you liked the mulberry paper collage tutorial . . . I understand PERFECTLY how you feel you need to purchase one more package of stuff!!! Me, too!! LOL!!!!!!!!

AmyS said...

Great tutorial, and beautiful art!

sue said...

wow I have loads of mulberry paper I never use anymore, I will use it up with this technique, many thanks for the great instructions

jerseytjej said...

Thanks for the technique and the steps you used! I have a bunch of transparencies I rescued at the local flea market sitting collecting dust!

Lisa said...

Great technique. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to need to play some day soon!
Also thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog about the FEB MAT background. I really appreciate the feedback.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Simply gorgeous Michi! :)

Marilyn said...

Michi, this looks like a fun technique and I actually have all those items, so I don't have to purchase anything. Thanks for the tut.

Michelle said...

Just gorgeous, Michi! Thanks for sharing your process. I will look at my mulberry paper in a new way, now!

trisha too said...

i've never tried this--thanks for the great tips!