Monday 27 September 2010

Reflections with Acetate

I have been asked by a few people how to create a reflection using acetate. I am in no way claiming to be an expert, the " how to" I have created below is only the 2nd time I have ever attempted this technique, and I am still in need of loads of practice myself!

It was the lovely Kate from the house of sugar that told me about this technique on Thursday when I popped through for a visit, so all credit goes to her! THANK YOU KATE!!!

so: Step one - stamp onto acetate:

Step 2: place the wet side down onto your card and rub over with your hand to transfer the image
Step 3: Stamp the image again so directly above the reflection you have created

and, finally colour!....I need a lot more practice at this part, I have tried to colour the reflection darker than the main image, also I have only used horizontal strokes and have gone out of the lines slightly to create a distorted look, as you would get with water....and this time I have rubbed a little stickles over the reflection.

I hope this has been easy enough to follow, the photo's are not brill, I had one hand on the crafting and the camera in the other hand...LOL!!!

Hugs to you all


  1. Lovely work Julia.

    I've never tried it using acetate, I always do it with a brayer, but it can be difficult to get the reflection accurate. Going to give this method a try.

    B x

  2. Its great Juls, thanks for showing us how to do that. Made perfect sense to me.

  3. This is so wonderful Juls.

    Hugs Riet.x

  4. Oooh thnx Juls - lovely to see how you did it - great job B xxxx

  5. This is just fabulous, Juls! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Wow such a fabulous tutorial, your image looks amazing. Thanks for sharing...
    Hugs Emma x

  7. Hi Juls will defineatly have to have a go at this , so love your card.

  8. what a wonderful tute,thanks for sharing.
    Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave comments - really appreciate it!

  9. WOW what a great effect! This looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing this Juls :)

    Sharon x

  10. Juls, what a neat idea. Don't know if my hands are steady enough for this technique... LOL!!! would end up wearing the ink!

  11. Wow!
    This was amazing!
    Have a good day:)

  12. This is awesome Juls .. .. thank you so much for sharing.

    Must have a go at some stage as the finished result is stunning.

    Love Jules xx

  13. Well if your not an expert I don't know who is this is amazing! Wow! Beth

  14. your GG is sooo pretty Juls...but she looks a bit forlorn by the river there!! lol

    I left you an award! bx

  15. How wonderful Juls! This tutorial is fabulous and very clever. Love how you did 2 previous cards with the reflections :) Hugs~Jeni

  16. WOW Juls..this is fabulous sure i wouldnt be able to colour it even half as well!!
    Debs x

  17. Fantastic idea Juls and such a fab tutorial
    love tasha xx

  18. Hi Juls

    Great tutorial thank you for the inspiration.

    Hugs Ali x

  19. Hi Juls
    wonderful idea.
    What is acetate?
    Hugs Karla

  20. Fabulous techinique, I shall be trying that one. Thank you for sharing.