Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Smackin' Acetate Technique

There's a new technique to try out for the month of August at Technique Time Tuesday and it's a real good one. It's called the Smackin' acetate technique (no idea where that name comes from!) and it's so simple and very effective.  There's even an easy to follow video tutorial to help you on your way.
Here's my card

Basically, you swipe markers over a sheet of acetate, spritz with water and print onto card to give a gorgeous background, where the colours blend, whilst retaining the stripes.  I had a few goes and have combined the two best onto my card. I used red, pink and yellow shades, the stamp image is from Bordering on Romance - a new to me set.  The other background is the same shades, this time stamped with Mosaic Madness.
There are some fantastic examples created by the other members of the DT over on the blog so check them out and then go and have a try yourself! Guaranteed lots of fun!


  1. Hi Louise, I'm back for a while and loving your cards. I've been following your blog although not crafting myself. This technique is right up my street. I will have to have a go. These colours are beautiful. Hope to see you soon. Love Viji

  2. Gorgeous Louise - lovely colour blending and I love the colours you've used hugs Karen

  3. This is amazing, Louise! LOVE the summery colors and the images you chose! This is just so fun and bright! HUGS to you and hope that you are having a great week! :)

  4. Ah this is so pretty, what a great card, Thanks for dropping by my blog. In response to your question Im delighted with the New Doctor :)
    Love Hazelxo

  5. Another great color combo for the Smackin' Acetate Challenge!!! I'll have to try this one out! :)

  6. Oh oh what yummy colors! I must be hungry because I immediately thought of ice cream sherbet! Beautifully done!

  7. Louise,
    I joined your blog because you said you'd love it if I did and you seemed so sincere. May I extend the same invitation to you?
    I saw your card on TTT and came over to tell you how much I liked it. It is just so beautiful.


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Louise xx