Today I have another fun project using Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer, acetate, and glitter. I made a tile that I used to embellish the front of a greeting card.
This is an easy technique that delivers results that will have folks asking, "How did you do that?" To start, select the stamp that you're going to use. I find that images with bold lines and fewer details work best for this project. Next, cut a piece of acetate as large as your stamped image plus margins of at least 1/2" on all sides. The margins allow you to frame the finished piece without losing any of the image.
Cover the acetate with a coat of Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer. I used a 1" sponge paint brush to coat the acetate, using an up-and-dawn daubing motion rather than stroking the brush across the acetate. While the lacquer is still wet, sprinkle with a liberal dusting of very fine crystal glitter. Now, the hardest part of any 3D Lacquer project--wait until the lacquer is completely dry. Here's my tile piece after it dried and before any adornment.
Stamp your image onto the glitter-encrusted acetate. I used StazOn jet black. Use markers to color the image. I usedTombow markers because I like the brush tips, but any marker that will lay color onto the tile will work. Here's a detail of the koi image.
I finished the card by cutting a frame for the koi image. Then, I mounted the framed piece on a square of colored cardstock using foam dots. The framed and mounted piece was glued to the card front.
I also made some small (1") charms using this technique. However, instead of stamping an image I laid the color directly on the glittered acetate, blending the colors in a rainbow effect. I used Design Lines stickers by Blue Hills Studio to define the shapes. After applying the stickers, I very firmly brayered them to be sure they stuck to the glittered surface. It was easy to cut out the shapes using either scissors or a craft knife.
You can see more projects using Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Lacquers on the Crystal Lacquer Blog.