Hello there. I have been playing in my craft room and trying out a new background technique – it may be known to some of you, but to me it was new – amazing – fabulous – and I just had to give it a go.
I saw something on Facebook (Honey Bee Stamps) where you used alcohol inks and water – and dipped a piece of card into it! Really? Alcohol inks and water and normal everyday card! I was so gob-smacked, I messaged my sister in Canada to have a look – of course she had seen the same video and the original video by Carly T Miner. My sister linked me to the Instagram video – my goodness – I immediately hunted for a container to play.
After creating about 20 backgrounds I stopped – only because I ran out of drying space…….
Here are two cards created with two of the backgrounds:
On the last few pieces of card I added the alcohol pearls – they kinda bunched a little, but created some fabulous effects on the background. I also used black alcohol ink – and I love the colours and variation in marbling it gave.
I can see I’ll be creating more of these – some to die cut too, as well as backgrounds.
You can also see I’m playing with the new die from Concord & 9th – this is the card I came up with first, using the colours form the current Color Throwdown Challenge, and a die cut background using a die from Pinkfresh Studio:
So – several cards for several challenges – all because I needed to escape the heat and my craft room has aircon!
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Color Throwdown – purple, red, green
Allsorts Challenge – atg with option to create your own background (option taken)
Time Out Challenge – make your own background
Creative Artiste Mixed Media – anything goes mixed media
Here Is A Place To Start – anything goes – option by the book not taken
2 Sisters on the Blog – text as main focus