Sunday, 16 September 2012

"Glass Painted" Cards

I've recently come back to creating cards using a glass painting technique. It's exactly like painting on glass with the exception that you use an acetate sheet instead of  a real glassy surface. The use of aperture card is common in this type of cardmaking too. 
Here are the two random cards I've finished off recently - a card with three tulips and a paisley motif. I think the tulips are my favourite. I love cards with acetate - it gives you so many possibilities and the transparency and lightness of the card is appealing too, I think. It doesn't take much embellishing as the transparent motif on its own looks decorative. As for the text, you can either write your message right inside or make an insert out of a piece of paper, glue it in and write inside it so that the message is discreet and doesn't show through the painted front. I usually decide on it just before writing a card out.

The other thing I like about this type of acetate cards is that it's a pretty rare technique among the card makers and not many people actually make cards using their glass paints, which is a shame cause I'd love to see some other creations like mine :) If you, my dear reader, are the person who makes such cards, please let me know, I'd love to have a look at your glass painted creations :)

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I do. And they look really beautiful with this technique... the colors are so sparkly! Will share them on my blog one of these days... haven't been able to do so till now. :(


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