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October 25, 2009

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Not much crafting time this week :( but I did manage to get another not-a-tag done.  A recent issue of Craft Stamper had a project using Caught In Crystal which I thought looked really effective, so I decided to have a go.  I printed out one of my fave poems onto acetate (Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese 7 (you guys all thought I was going to say 43, didn't you?)). Then I poured on the Klear, dropped in some alcohol inks in caramel, terracotta and raisin and swirled it around, then sprinkled in some gold mica flakes and some microbeads in red and gold - sticking with the autumn colour theme, and finally added on the crumpled tissue paper to soak up the Klear.

This picture taken with flash shows the sparkle but the reflection of the flash on the acetate means you can't see the details too well.

This one taken without the flash shows the details better but you can't really see how sparkly it is!
I had fun with this technique, but don't try it if you don't do "messy" because it is a very messy process.  Also, that Klear stuff sure does pong!  Once it dries it's fine but when you first pour it out it is very stinky.  So only try this at home if you can cope with sticky and smelly!

Edited to add: A couple of people have said they have never heard of Klear. It's a floor polish, which is why nobody sensible has heard of it!


Carmen said...

I've never heard of Klear - it certainly is a pretty effect though. One to have a play at when the OH is out of heart attack range ie, work methinks ;)

helen said...

Looking good! You're right re the footie - I was going to blog a triumphant post, but was way too happy to type straight!

Anne said...

Like Carmen, I've never heard of Klear, but the effect sure is pretty! I love messy things - there's something incredibly satisfying about craft which involves MESS!