stampin’ blends – alcohol ink art…

07.04.2021…..Happy 4th of July, everyone! I’ve been spending part of the day playing with the super popular alcohol ink art technique, using Stampin’ Blends Markers, Vellum Cardstock, isopropyl alcochol, and a Water Painter (or paint brush). I had so much fun trying out this awesome technique! Thank you to Barbara Michelle Koski and Jeanne Kooker, for the inspiration!

To create the card bases, I used Melon Mambo Cardstock on the first card, and Bermuda Bay Cardstock on the other. I also cut additional pieces of coordinating cardstock, embossed them with the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder, and adhere them to the card bases.

For the Melon Mambo card, I used the following Stampin’ Blends Markers….Light Melon Mambo, Dark Pumpkin Pie, and Dark Daffodil Delight.

For the Bermuda Bay card, I used the following Stampin’ Blends Markers…..Dark Highland Heather, Dark Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, and Dark Granny Apple Green.

I add several small “scribbles” of color to the Vellum Cardstock, and then slowly added large droplets of isopropyl alcohol, using my Water Painter. I was careful not to space the droplets to close together, as the alcohol spreads quickly. (If you do a Google search on “alcohol marker art technique”, you’ll also find lot of great videos out there.)

Once I was satisfied with the results, I let the Vellum Cardstock dry, then adhered it on top of some Basic White Thick Cardstock, using just a little dab of Stampin’ Seal in each of the four corners. Underneath that, I added a another layer of coordinating cardstock, and adhered it to the card base with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I created the large floral die cut for each of the cards, using Basic White Thick Cardstock and one of the Artistic Dies. The sentiment (from the In Symmetry Stamp Set) was heat-embossed, using my Versamark Pad and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and popped up with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a bit of bling, I sprinkled on Artistry Blooms Sequins and gold Metallic Pearls.

Wishing you creativity always,

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