12"x 12" sheets (important to note, they are actually 11 7/8" square). I love the look of the alcohol inks on it. For this piece, I trimmed a piece of acrylic down. It cuts pretty easily with scissors or my paper cutter. I then ran it through my e-bosser using the 4" Sizzix Bigz circle die. Don't bother trying to cut it with a wafer thin die tho, it doesn't work, even after removing the protective film. I see they have precut circles on their website.
Diva Challenge is to use the new Zentangle® pattern, Rixty. It's a fun and easy pattern. Because it's such a bold and basic pattern it worked well with the acrylic. I removed one side of protective film then used a Sakura Identi-pen to draw Rixty. Next I flipped it over, removed that side's protective film, and added the alcohol inks with a felt dauber. I used Ranger Adirondacks but could've used Copic Various inks too (if I only had them!). After it dried, which was only a matter of seconds, I was able to "erase" the ink within the Rixty pattern by using non-acetone fingernail polish remover. This was the recommended product from the class. I'm guessing I could also have used alcohol, but I stuck with what had been recommended. I used a Q-tip to get most of it. I used a copic sketch brush tip to color in the pattern. Because the alcohol pen pushes and picks up the color I was able to clean up the lines where the Q-tip didn't quite get it all. I kept the tip of my marker clean by wiping it on scrap paper as I continued coloring and picking up the unwanted ink. I could have left Rixty clear by using the colorless blender instead. I punched a hole in the acrylic and used an eyelet to finish it off. Next, I used a black copic marker on the edge of the circle just to make it look more finished. Finally, I used a Krylon UV resistant clear acrylic spray in the hope of keeping the alcohol inks from fading.
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