Welcome to a stop along the the First Annual Scrap-Mart.com Blog Hop! If you are just joining in, please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. There are 30 blogs participating in the hop and you will find some great prizes along the way. You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize. There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog. You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th. Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th. You may only win once. We'd like to thank our sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop: Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic, and Silhouette America.
On to my project: I stamped my image from the JustRite Stampers Christmas Treasures set in Staz-On Jet Black ink onto a clear acetate base. After letting it dry thoroughly, I turned it over to color the BACK side of the acetate. (Since they are both solvent-based, Staz-On and Copic markers should NOT mix, so don't color on the same side that you stamp with Staz-On.)
Using a Spellbinders Standard Circle Small die, I cut a mask from Eclipse tape so that I could airbrush within the circle and leave the outside edge clean. Here I used two Copic markers, E25 and BG45.
This is what the focal image looked like after I removed the mask layer. I used the next size up of the Spellbinders Small Standard Circle dies to cut an acetate circle that fit perfectly into my 2-1/2" clear glass ornament. I touched up a few areas with more Copic colors (again coloring on the BACK of the stamped image), and then used my colorless blender to add some highlights. I punched a 1/16" hole in the top center of the colored focal image circle and ran a string through it so that I could keep the acetate from shifting inside the glass. Next I rolled it up carefully and inserted the roll into the top of my clear glass ornament. I used a small funnel to add some Melissa Francis Glass Glitter in the bottom of the ornament on both sides of the acetate image. [If you have questions on this process, there is a step-by-step tutorial for a snowglobe by Vickie Garrett here on Splitcoaststampers.]
I hope that you get a chance to hop through the list below, including individual and company blogs; good luck on the prizes, and thanks for stopping by!
Debbie Olson (here)