10.22.2021…..Happy Friday, my stampin’ friends! It’s already time for another TGIF Challenge! This week’s TGIF Challenge is “Technique Challenge”…using the trendy alcohol ink blending technique! Stampin’ Up! definitely jumped on this trend by bringing us a great Designer Series Paper that recreates the look – Expressions in Ink! In fact, if you aren’t quite ready to give this trend a try, grab a sheet of the paper to show off. If you aren’t familiar with how to do the alcohol blending technique, here are a few pointers…
Supplies: Stampin’ Blends Markers of your choice, Vellum Cardstock, Isoproypl Alcohol (99.9% strength if possible), Small Paint Brush, Ear Syringe Bulb (Optional), Heat Tool (Optional)
Start by adding small patches of color on the vellum cardstock. Dip your paint brush in the alcohol, and sparingly add tiny drops to the colored patches. The alcohol will cause the ink to spread, so go slowly. You can also use the ear syringe bulb to blow the ink around, so that you get even more of an organic feel. Once the vellum cardstock is dry (…a Heat Tool will come in handy for this), you can always repeat the process, adding more ink and more alcohol again. The best way to add the finished product to a project is to back it with Basic White Cardstock, using little dabs of Stampin’ Seal. Of course, once you start playing around with this fun technique, you’ll find other little tips and tricks that work for you as well.
This fun, unique technique is sure to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing! Hope this inspires to create to your heart’s content! We would love to see what you create!
For this card,
Wishing you creativity always,
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