Hey everyone! I didn’t think I could do this alcohol thing! At stamp club Friday, Linda from club did a demo and we played. This morning I did this by myself! The ink really spreads on yupo though…I wanted to try little dots of ink…hmmmm… lol Big dots worked though! lol Butterscotch, Red Pepper, Lettuce and Oregano are the colors I used. Then a little gold foil. I just gambled on getting the foil on there. If any of you know a video you can point me too on getting the foil on there… email it to me.
This is about as artsy as I get! lol
I had the die cut white to begin with, then a friend told me to put gold foil around the flame and I was like, “no way” am I going to get glue near that! lol So I die cut the Pine Candle Oval Frame die in gold foil cardstock then and glued it over the white ones. There are two white ones in the stack because I got a smudge on the first one so I had to cut another and glue it on. lol Oh the trials! haha
Linking my alcohol ink card to some challenges…
This next one is a Distress Oxide background…
A lot of pictures today! This one, I die cut an oval with the Sudio Oval Layers die set… it matches the size of the Pine Candle Oval Frame die. Using the mini Ink Blending tools, I inked on the NEW Distress Oxide Ink pad colors, starting at the top with Mustard Seed, then Barn Door (I brought it up and around the Mustard Seed a little, then came back in with Mustard Seed, back and forth a little to get them blended) then Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive on the buttom! I was really happy with how the colors blended and worked with this die cut!
I stamped peace on earth on a strip of white cardstock that I inked with Barn Door Oxide and let dry. Then stamped on it with Archival black ink in the MISTI.
A few little sequins to finish it off… oh wait, I did spatter it with Barn Door regular Distress ink. I just swiped a little ink from the pad onto my Tonic craft mat, one spritz of water and a #4 soft paintbrush to spatter it. TIP: I don’t know about you but spattering seems like an art to me too!!! grrr BUT I think I’m finally on to something with this #4 soft bristle paintbrush! It works the best of any I’ve tried so far and I’ve tried a lot! SO don’t give up! Find a brush that does what you want it to do. I’m convinced it’s all about the brush!
The white spatters are a spray… I’ll link to it below. I just poured a little on my craft mat and picked it up with that wonder paintbrush (hehe) and spattered it on. I probably should’ve heat set my oxide inks first. I wonder if the white would’ve stayed whiter? SO, the saga continues as to what is what!
p.s. my paintbrush is a #4 US Artquest paintbrush. I love my US Artquest brushes. I will look and see if I can find them to link to. (EDA – found them, link below! I love the other brushes in the set too!)
Linking my Oxide card up to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Distress it (I used Distress Oxide inks)
ABC Christmas Challenge – P, Q & R are for? (mine is P for plain)
Well, I’m gonna shut up. If you have any questions holler!
Thank you again for coming over! Are you going to try these? hehe I hope so! I jumped in, so now you gotta jump in! lol
Here’s some links to what I use to make cards and what I used to make these two in particular! Have fun!