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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Alcohol Ink and Waxy Paper

A few days ago I shared about magnetic pages I made to store my cutting dies, and how I used self-adhesive magnetic sheets to create them.  Well, after making those sheets, I had a bunch of these waxy backing sheets that had been covering the adhesive on the magnetic sheets.  Since I hate throwing away something that might be useful, I decided to experiment. 

Using some Spellbinders cutting dies (Splendid Circles), I cut some shapes out of the backing paper.  As I looked at them, I realized they could be quite nice if they were colored, but I knew most things wouldn't stick to the waxy surface.  I decided to try alcohol inks.  You can see what they looked like as you look at my focal in this card.  

I matted them on white card and then started looking for some backing paper that would set it off nicely.  I ended up using some more of my papers created with the embossed waxed paper resist technique (see posts here and here).  

The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from the Celebrations Labels One and Bracket Borders One set from JustRite.

For the corner treatments, I cut one of the Spellbinder's Holly Motifs elements in white card, and then cut it apart by hand to get the decorative corner bits you see on this card.  Voila! Another card from scraps!

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