I have been wanting to share the Acetate Window Flip-Up card I made my husband last year for Father's Day but shortly after I made it I had to
pack and move to Florida and the card has been lost . . . until now . . . I found it! :)
Some of these stamp sets are retiring (boo, hoo) . . . So NOW is the time to demo these sets or to purchase them if you've been wanting
them. They are wonderful images to watercolor, which is what I did here . . . using the WONDERFUL SU! Watercolor Crayons. These images are so
very versatile that they are great for any holiday or occassion. They are fun to use the masking technique to put several images together and build scenes!
The saying was computer generated and printed on Acetate (a.k.a. transparency). There is a special acetate you buy at office supply stores that will accept inks and that is what I used. The text reads:
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
. . . SOooo absolutely perfect for my husband as he such a wonderful father . . . and husband of 24 years!!!
The "Faux Wooden" frame around the image
was done with Direct to Paper swiping to create the look of wood grain and then I used the Word Window Punch to make the 4 "wooden slats" and
of course brads are used to connect them all. I hammered the brads to distress them.
I changed a full color photo to Seipia tone and then printed it out on my pritner (I REALLY need to get a new printer that is photo quality). I think the rest you can figure out yourself but if you have
any other questions feel free to ask. :)
Stamps: Summer by the Sea, Seaside Sketches, Canvas Bkgrd., Print Pattern Bkgrd., Everyday Flex Phrases, Headline Alphabet
(NOTE: "Father" script in black is from the now retired Papa's Pocket stamp set and "My
Father" was computer generated and printed out using brown ink)
Ink: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Card Stock: Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Basic Black, Creamy Naturals (to stamp image and watercolor)
Supplies: Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, brads, Twill Tape, brown
Magic Mesh, Acetate (printable version)
Date: Monday, May 14, 2007 GMT Views: 2590
Registered: April 16, 2005 Location: Walla Walla, WA Posts: 15120
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 @ 8:19 PM
What an amazing piece of art! My 'favoritest' parts are: the ingenious window frame using the word window punch and brads, the acetate window with the printing on it, and how you seamlessly worked in the girl from Summer by the Sea. She fits perfectly with the father and son. Beautiful job!