Username Post: What to do with clear embellishments        (Topic#1501499)
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I bought several clear embellishments. Now I'm looking for ideas of what to do with them. All I can think of is painting it and adding rubons. I'm looking for something fantastic!

Help me out.


 
Tina scraps
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In response to SashaBear

I hope you get good answers, I'm wondering what to do with mine too!

In addition to painting and rub-ons, stickles probably. stamping on them (maybe they can be embossed too?), stapling.


 
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  • Rae_M on 04-15-09 07:16 AM
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I don't know exactly what clear embellishments you are talking about, but if they are acrylic or acetate, like the Heidi Swapp ghost shapes, you should try alcohol inks! They are a lot of fun. I haven't used them on any los yet, but I have been practicing with them. They are awesome.
There are a few videos on this site that show how to use them too.


 
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Depending on what they are made of, you could maybe try the glimmer mist spray stuff. I bet that would look awesome!


 
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You could also use them to create "windows" on your cards or pages... or shaker boxes.


 
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I love the ghost shapes from Heidi Swapp . I have used alcohol inks on them, as well as paint. If you paint on them, make sure you paint on the side that will go against the paper. Also, stickles don't stick too well on them, unfortunately. I got some acrylic paint with sparkles in it. You can also ink or paint the edges and leave the middle clear. HTH! I'll see if I can find my LOs where I used them.


 
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Ok, here's a few:
Here’s one where I painted around the edges of the ghost butterfly:

Nature Walk
By Siameseplease
This one has alcohol inks on the ghost bird:

Love affair with the sun
By Siameseplease
This one is just using the clear shapes as they are and attaching them with colored brads:

So Sweet
By Siameseplease

As you can see, my girls are my fave subject.


Edited by siameseplease on 04-15-09 10:19 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Very cool uses of the clear embellishments, siameseplease. I always wondered how you could use them and what the purpose would be to use CLEAR embellishments.


 
mrbabcock
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you can punch them and hand them with contrasting papers behind them, creates a neat layered look!



 
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I meant hang them, bad spelling!


 
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If the clear items are acrylic or plastic I just saw a really neat idea from Kristina Werner (starofmay) on You Tube (just search her name)

She use versamark embossing ink on a stamp and pressed her clear button on the stamp, then poured embossing powder over the inked button and heat set it......it is a great effect! You could do this with any clear acrylic piece


 
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Use alcohol ink on them to color them.

Paint the edges.

Ink or stamp them with Staz-On.

Doodle on them with Copic Markers.

Glimmer Mist them (must leave somewhere to dry for a longtime since the mist won't actually soak into the object)

Staple them to your page.

Dangle them from the binding of a book as charms.

Cover the back with paper.

It's all up to the imagination! Hope that helps!


 
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  • Jennifer Priest Said:
Use alcohol ink on them to color them.

Paint the edges.

Ink or stamp them with Staz-On.

Doodle on them with Copic Markers.

Glimmer Mist them (must leave somewhere to dry for a longtime since the mist won't actually soak into the object)

Staple them to your page.

Dangle them from the binding of a book as charms.

Cover the back with paper.

It's all up to the imagination! Hope that helps!




Does Glimmer Mist ever actually dry on them? Does the one from Mya do any better, do you know?


 
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The Glimmer Mist does dry eventually. It just takes a long time. I kinda oversprayed mine so I got little beads that dried into circles with clear centers. In the end, it looked really nice. I've also used acrylic paint pens around the edges, and stamped with StazOn inks.


 
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