This week's challenge at Less is More is to combine any THREE past challenges. I thought this would be a great opportunity to try some of the challenges that took place before I started to play along, so I looked at the very earliest challenges and chose:
Week 11 - Acetate
Week 12 - Off centre
Week 31 - Metallic
I die cut the Tattered Lace dragonfly panel (this is the cover mounted die from the current issue of their magazine) in a green metallic card, then cut a panel slightly larger than the die cut - off centre of course - in a white card and backed it with acetate, and mounted the die cut on the acetate.
I felt it needed something to show through behind the acetate, so I cut a piece of card slightly wider than the acetate panel. I used normal stamping card, not the glossy card I would normally brayer. It needs to be quite heavy card to prevent buckling when wet. I brayered it with a Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea inkpad, then spritzed it thoroughly with water, and immediately sprinkled coarse sea salt over the surface. I left it to dry (well, actually I encouraged it a bit with my heat gun) then used a stiff, clean stencilling brush to sweep away the grains of salt. I was left with a panel that reminds me a lot of the ripples on the surface of a pond - I mounted this on the back panel of the card to sit under the acetate window.