CAS Stencil July challenge
we have Cathy hosting this month asking us to create with
Alcohol Inks and/or Alcohol Lift with our Stencils
Firstly Alcohol Inks are very messy and can stain (I still have rings of red and green around my nails) and you need to work in a ventilated area - BUT that's all - they are really fun and can create their own magic. I don't have Yupo paper, but I'll resort to trying anything with a shiny surface - backs off old cards, packaging and for ages I've been using photographic paper but find this doesn't work too well with my Alcohol Blending solution to lift the colour (I think maybe because it still absorbs to AI quickly).... so I wondered how AIs would work with shiny metallic card.
And this is the result using silver metallic card and two different brands of blue AI - I loved it - it's really really shiny (and so hard to photograph because it reflects) ..... Anyway I thought it looked like a night sky and not being sure how well the blending solution would remove the ink I decided to use a 'spotty' stencil to remove just little areas so they would look like Stars!! I added a few drops of blending solution to a wadded dry baby wipe and dabbed away the blue ink to reveal the silver card.
To finish I just trimmed the panel and mounted with foam sheet to a white card... then added my die cut sentiment frame - I cut a second 'joy' in silver card, attached that to the frame and lastly added small die cut star.
I definitely got adventurous and made this card using gold metallic card with yellow and red Alcohol Inks and a larger spotty stencil, using blending solution with a wadded baby wipe. Then die cut a stitched circle in a white panel and attached my AI behind this onto a white card. To finish I added gold metallic die cut sentiment and three small die cut 'trees'.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, and I'm hoping you share with us your Alcohol Ink creations over at CAS Stencil.... the design team girls have lots of inspiration and I'd like to give
Viv a big welcome to our team