I know I alway struggle with acetate... I love it, but I never know what to do with it. I can't wait to try out some of these techniques! Thanks Felecia!Using See-Through Elements
Another option is to back the element with paint or ink. If you are going to use ink, use alcohol ink and be sure you allow enough dry time. I thought about dripping alcohol inks on this doily, but chose instead to use paint.
To paint, turn the item over, paint liberally on the back and allow to dry.
See through elements also allow us to combine techniques. Fussy cutting, backing and layering were all used for the butterflies.
I first cut several butterflies from the sheet, then ran them through the Xyron (You could cover them with any dry-ish adhesive. Wet adhesive will make them curl.)
Next, I cut pieces of ribbon and adhered them to the backs of the butterflies. You could use other papers, tissue paper, or fabric for this step.
Next, I cut the excess ribbon off and embellished with a few little pearls. Finally, I layered them over other un-backed butterfly sections to give some dimension.
See through elements provide lots of options for scrapbooking and using visual imagery. The possible uses depend only on your creativity!
How about you? What do you like to do with see-through elements?