Sparkle Parrot

The sparkle Acetate technique is one of the few that actually works better with digistamps than regular rubber. I find it to be a pain to stamp with Stazon on acetate. Printing directly onto a transparency is much easier. For this technique you then have the second challenge of applying adhesive to the acetate to hold the glitter - it is a problem because glue won't dry unless it can breathe, and it's hard to get good coverage with dry adhesive unless you have a Xyron. I morphed the technique by using a packing tape transfer to pick up the image, and then using the adhesive on the packing tape to hold the glitter.

The great thing about this technique is that the glitter is underneath the tape, so it can't get knocked off, and the image is clearly visible. I drew the tree freehand with my nearly dried up copper leafing pen, glued on leaf confetti for leaves.

The image is from FCD of course. Cat Gondek draws the cutest things!

Do you think that it is odd that a parrot would be sitting in a deciduous tree? I always think of them as tropical birds, but apparently there are large numbers of wild (feral) parrots in the Netherlands, braving the freezing temperatures and arctic winds. I've read and seen videos of them on Hetty's blog.

Juliet Arrighi


Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- all I can say is Gorgeous!!! This is awesome!!!

Vicky said...

just love the sparkely parrot :)

Diana said...

Love the way you did this.........I saw it on Pamela's newsletter. I may have to get that bird.