See-Through Projects

Add that little extra see-through with transparencies or by cutting in your projects.

  • Type of project:  Art Journaling, tags
  • Occasion: Some extra detail
  • Style: Artsy
  • Techniques used: stencils, transparencies, stapler, cutting
  • Decoration: stencils, stamps, media tape, collage paper/tissue paper, transparencies
  • Main colour: All the colors of the rainbow
  • Medium used: Gel, acrylic paint, ink, Gloss spray, Distress ink

Do you want to go out of your comfort zone and add that little extra interest? Why don’t you cut some holes in your art journal? It is a fun way to add some extra fun and I guarantee you will have fun while doing it!. I used a stencil to trace the holes and then I started to paint before cutting. That is so much easier. 

On the back I had to do the drawing after cutting the circle. I Ould never be able to find that exact placement before. I did do something before cutting and that is making the distress background with a couple of differnt stencils and some distress ink. The Silhouettes are also traces from stencils.  


I love to make tags! This time I used transparencies by Dina Wakley Media on my tags to get that see-through design. First, I painted the background of the tag, and I used some left overs from a board game to trace the circles with a fine line pen. Then I just cut out the pieces I wanted from the Transparencies and used a Tiny Attacher from Tim Holtz to add them in the tag.

On this tag I used a transparency with a black circle as a focal point. You can sense the decorations behind even though I added some pink acrylic paint on the back of the transparency. 

You can also make a tag with a base of transparencies and then add acrylic paint, washi tape and other decorations. The acrylic paint can be used to glue together two different pieces of transparencies. You can also use acrylic paint and stencils on your transparency-tag.

Have you created something using transparencies or by cutting holes to see through your projects?  Let us now and use #TPCMagazine!