Hi – different ways

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:

blue, green, pink, purple alcohol inks – paper piecing
pink, black, alcohol pearl – replaced white pieces

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 Challengeatg with option to create your own background (option taken)

Time Out Challengemake 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

14 thoughts on “Hi – different ways

  1. Just saw a video of Laura B. using this clever die. I love all your versions and the fun backgrounds for each! Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

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  2. I’ve not heard of alcohol ink with water, they did turn out so fabulously! I only have copic refills as alcohol inks maybe I’ll see if they’d work too! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge!

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