|The Clearsnap products I used on this project were supplied by Clearsnap and Lisa Marie Jimenez.|
Step 1: Stamp a flower pattern onto the acrylic board using black archival dye ink. Turn the stamp while working to create a more interesting design. Use a heat tool to help dry the ink. Note: I was able to use an unmounted rubber stamp for this project because of the clear acrylic base. I positioned the inked stamp on my work surface and then pressed the acrylic board onto the stamp. I avoided overlapping the stamped images easily because I could see through the board.
Step 2: Apply several colors of ColoriQue to a craft mat. Use a paintbrush to apply ColoriQue in and around the stamped design. Note: Apply ColoriQue to the BACK of the acrylic board. You don't want to paint over the beautiful stamped design you added in the previous step.
Here is what the back of my board looked like after painting, before embellishing. You can mix different shades of ColoriQue together on the craft mat or directly on the board to create a more life-like effect.
Step 3 (optional): Dye seam binding ribbon with dye ink spray. Insert the ribbon into a plastic bag, spray mist into the bag and scrunch to spread the color. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool. Note: If you have a nice bright piece of ribbon in an accent color that coordinates with your chosen paint palette, skip this step.
Step 4: Stamp a sentiment onto a tag. Add the ribbon and tag to the board.
I'm really happy with the way this piece turned out! You can find the acrylic board I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. If you'd like more information about ColoriQue, please visit Lisa Marie Jimenez Designs. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.
Supplies: Tando Creative Acrylic Mixed Media Board; ColorBox ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez: Honey Bee, Moss Landing, Pacific Ocean, Poppy, Snow Summit, Turquoise Mountain; ColorBox Pearl Rain: Cosmic; ColorBox Spritzers: Pinkolicious; ColorBox Archival Dye Ink by Stephanie Barnard: Licorice; Deep Red Cling Stamps: Daisies; Sizzix Lynda Kanase Clear Stamp Set: Mother's Day; Miscellaneous: Tag, Seam Binding