Saturday, October 9, 2021

VIDEO: Alcohol Inks & Rock, Paper Scissors

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I've done more alcohol ink experimentation during this pandemic than in the last 30 years! I think the bright colors are making me happy.

It's been so fun to try new techniques with a supply I've had since the late 1900s. Also, FYI - alcohol ink is good for decades - many of mine are at least that old. 

In addition to gel printing a TON with alcohol ink, I've also tried various substrates other than just the classic Yupo, etc. 

One substrate I love is this super fun synthetic paper made from rocks. It's very durable, hard to tear, and it does AMAZING things with MANY different mediums, but it's stunning with alcohol inks, and you can get really soft, beautiful textures with it.

For this card, I used rainbow colors to create a slimline background that sort of looks like flowers. The card base is a pre-cut and folded slimline card

Then I stamped this gorgeous bear image - this has that Narnia feel - like somewhere in my childhood brain I would love to sit down next to a furry bear and just read a book. The whole set is book themed, but I chose the sentiment from this unicorn set, because this does have a believe in magic feel. I added a few City Lights sequins for some sparkle, but I mostly let the background steal the show. 

The other cool think about this paper is it has this very matte, almost fabric-y feel to it, so I tend to pat my cards after I've made them. 

So I have a fun sped up video of this background for you.


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What are you up to this weekend?

I'm on the second great closet purge and reorg of the year. I love downsizing. 

I'm also trying out new light fixtures in my office - we'll see how that goes. 

I already cooked a ton so no cooking on the horizon for a while which means I will have some cardmaking and podcast time - WHOOP.

My latest favorite true crime podcast is Going West - I started following that when the Gabby Petito case started. It's a two person podcast and it is just very easy to listen to and they take on some interesting cases I'd not heard of before. 

What are you listening to?


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