Sunday, January 9, 2011

Counterfeit "Maya Road Transparency Doily" Tutorial

We have done some research, and found a fun and simple way to counterfeit Maya Road's Transparency Doilies. 
Betsy Veldman put up a great tutorial for creating doilies (using stamps) on her blog called Paper, Scissors, Superheros.  You can view the blog post here, it is called "Build a Doily"

Meridy's "Build a Doily" on transparency paper.

To make your doilies look more like the Maya Road ones, rather than creating doilies with colored ink, as Betsy shows us in her tutorial, use Black Staz-On Ink and stamp them on recycled acetate packaging or a transparency sheet.  And there you have it...WARNING: you can get addicted to making these little pretties!!!

Another option is to cut a doily using you Cricut, Silhouette, or other die cutting machine.  Or grab a real small doily and ink it to be any color you would like.  Both alternatives are very simple and quick!


  1. LOve this idea! Course I am way to lazy to do this...but bookmarked it just in case! lol

  2. I had see her tutorial before I just dont have a bunch of cool stamps that would work maybe I need to keep my eyes out for stamps that would work

  3. What a great alternative to buying a pre-made doily stamp! TFS!

  4. Even easier - I searched for black doilies in google images & printed the images onto transparency paper.

  5. Marilyn said...
    Thank you for posting this!!! I tried googling tutorials for scrapbooking doilies and found one using Photoshop. Basically it was digitally cutting little triangles and pasting them in a circle. Kind of like a kaleidoscope. I hate to say how much time I spent with that. In the end I did not like the look of how the doilies came out. Since I have a TON of stamps this is a MUCH better way to go. I am going to run down and try it. Maybe I can finally finish up my counterfeit kit!

  6. I am not a doily person but these are so well done they look bought! Awesome job!

  7. Natalie-
    That is a great idea that I never even thought about doing!!! I'm going to do an image search to see what I find :) Thanks! *Meridy*

  8. I searched for free mandala coloring images. They have themes as well as the traditional geometric designs. Check out the photo I posted on the facebook page!


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