Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stamping & Colouring on CD's

...and so begins another year! This first class that I'll be teaching at Scraptivate is the cover of ATC Technique Book #5 - Stamping & Colouring on CD's. I can't show you the cover yet as it has beads on it and needs to be photographed as opposed to scanned. Below are the first 3 samples of this particular technique.

"Kiss"... (alcohol inks in eggplant and pesto to colour the cd)

"Reflection"... (Glimmer Glaze in Cowboy to colour the cd)

"Eternal melancholy"... (Glimmer Glaze in Waterfall to colour the cd)

You need to heat the cd before you try and cut it otherwise it will either shatter or you'll lost the silvery reflective coating that gives it the holographic look that you want. I applied colour in three different ways - ordinary acrylic paint, alcohol inks and also the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. All available at Scraptivate of course! The glimmer glaze works on acetate and metal too!
When I post a picture of the front cover you will see the 3 different methods that I have used for colouring the cd's. You colour the side of the cd where the cd is actually written on.....that is, not the side that has images and other information of a purchased recorded cd. Hope that makes sense? Questions???....ask away. ;-)


Lesley said...

Happy New Year Kelsey.
Wow just checking up, I was worried you were where the floods are and thought you might be stranded somewhere. Love the idea using CD's. I tried your crackle background, worked wonderfully, watch the mail.
Just got myself some alcohol inks for the first time and love playing with them.
Enjoy your New Year.
Lesley xo

lisa_crofts said...

So....when are you going to put up a pic of the cover? xxx

Narayan Pillai said...

You have a fabulous blog and great work!! ...take care and have a great weekend:)

Jen Crossley said...

Th Cd's add alot to these Kelsey love how you have used them.Amazing work as always my friend

Mischief Maker said...

Damn, you need to do these classes on a Sunday so that I can come. :(
Ok so I get the background techniques, what stamp ink did you use to stamp the image on? Stazon?