Friday, July 7, 2017

Floor polish technique

 
 
 I sorted through a couple technique photo albums, and repurposed some of the cards and put some in a pile to repurpose onto cards, and some in the recycle bin.  This was one of my all time favorites so I cut the top layer off and made a new card out of it.  It was the very old Future floor polish technique, I can't even find it on the Internet but found a similar technique called Caught in Crystal.  You drizzle clear crystal lacquer on acetate (in my case Future floor polish), Randomly drop about 3 colors of alcohol ink on the crystal lacquer or floor polish.  Sprinkle with Mica Powder and use a brush to spread you crystal lacquer or floor polish to cover the acetate.  Next crumple a piece of tissue paper, uncrumple and place over the liquid, lightly smooth.  Let dry overnight.  Trim to size, flip over and stamp your image with Staz-on ink on the front of the acetate and finish as desired.
 
Close-up:
 
 
A few fun challenges:

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing!! The colors are so gorgeous!! I love the technique you used!! So stunning, my friend!! And the butterfly is beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Laurel Kerr said...

Stunning colours and technique Donna. loz

Anonymous said...

A bright and cheery card. Love the technique. Mom

Marina said...

Lovely technique, beautiful card.

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card,donna.Beautiful background and i love the beatiful butterfly.Have a nice evening.

Gr,Sylvia x

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what memories - and I still have the bottle of Future floor polish. Great idea to recycle.

Pia S said...

I really like the effect of the background and that you kept this card embellies free, because there's no need for it with a look like this!

Tina Z. said...

wow, great technique and amazing colours!
Thank you for playing with us at Butterfly Challenge, Tina Z., GD

Tammy said...

WOW Donna, this is stunning! I love the colors and gorgeous polished technique, that butterfly stamp is so beautiful!
Tammy x

Mrs A. said...

Beautifully repurposed. Gorgeous colours and a fabulous technique. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Pam Sparks said...

I remember the future floor polish technique era! lol Beautiful work Donna!

Monika Reeck said...

oh wooowww that Background so adorable Donna
love the combo of red purple and Blue
what an ARTISTIC card Donna
Adorable..

I am so sorry I get my new job started 3 July and no time to visiting my friends blog...and no new cards too on my Blog only DT cards..
hope you forgive me Donna
my new job makes me exhausted and tired after work..
maybe need time until I can make new card again maybe this week hehe LOL

Barb said...

It's a great technique and I love the colours of your card. Barbxx