Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Hero Arts Blog Challenge January 2013

I'm a big fan of Hero Arts product and try to enter their monthly challenges as often as I can, so I decided to join January's challenge. There were three different options to choose from or you could combine all three!

  • Try Something New — A new year is the perfect time to try something new! A new technique, new color combination, new stamp, new inkpad, new embellishment…anything new to YOU!
  • ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) — Miniature works of art created on a 2. 5″ x 3. 5″ base. Any theme goes! Be sure to check out Shari Carroll’s January technique article and video on ATCs.
  • Create a project using 3-4 colors from the palette below, inspired by our new Just Beachy ink cube pack. Color names are provided for reference but feel free to substitute similar shades.

  • I decided to go for a 'new to me' technique that I have been wanting to try for a long time, but have never got round to it, stamping metallics on acetate. I have had a platinum Staz-On pad for month's but have never wanted to crack it open for fear of it staining my stamps or drying out, well, I certainly won't be looking back now!

    I used the Antique Engravings stamp set for the butterflies, the aforementioned Staz-On and Pool Designer Papers for the background, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, The only tip I would pass on is to be steady of hand when stamping as the risk of slipping on acetate seems to be increased 100 fold! you may find a stamp positioner useful (must get myself one of those one day).

    Have a happy Tuesday and thanks for looking!

    Ang x


    1. Such a lovely card.I need to pull out my stays on white. Thank you for sharing with us.I followed back from a post on pinterest.

    2. I found you on pinterest, too. I have tried using the stayz-on ink and it gets all glopped up on my stamps.
      Any ideas so I don't get so frustrated? I have ruined a few stamps with it because I just can't get it off the acrylix stamps. I sell ctmh so use mostly our stamps. Thanks for your time if you get a second! debbiemay3115@yahoo.com

    3. PS, one of the problems I find with acetate is how to disguise any adhesive you are using to create your card on the acetate, since it will show. Any tips you can give would be wonderful!

    4. I think the first part of my message got lost from above. I would love to know how you attached the acetate to the card stock. On your photo it looks like they just come together at the top, but I cannot see any adhesive connection.
      Thanks for the lovely card!


    I love to read all your comments and will answer any questions!


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