Hi Friends! SO happy to be back for another week of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration! I hope your enjoying this beautiful month of June! It's the last of the semi-cool weather for us in Northern California. It gets plenty hot for the months of July-Sept.
Bold and Friends This stamp set is so adorable and I love the unique flowers in this set!
When using Alcohol Inks you need glossy paper to start because it's a non-porous surface, an ink blending tool with felt, some blending solution and a non stick craft sheet. Pick the colors you want to use, On my card I used Watermelon, Citrus, Mermaid, and Sunset Orange. To start, add a few drops of each color onto the felt pad, add blending solution to the felt pad and tap lightly onto the glossy paper where you want the color to go. When adding the inks to paper I kind of twist and turn my wrist so the color applies evenly. After you get the color where you want it, I then embossed the flowers on the top of the alcohol inks with white embossing powder. Finish off with gold embossing for the sentiment on Vellum.
For this card I used the same technique, same colors but I used more blending solution. As you can see the colors are lighter. Have fun , experiment and share what you make! The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Friends and embossed with gold embossing powder.
For this card I used the wonderful new "Hello" Die, In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya, In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways , and The Big, the Bold and Friends Stamp Set. I used the alcohol inks to made a solid green background., this is a great idea for all the wonderful dies, and SVG cut files that Winnie and Walter carry, or to make your own paper in the colors that you use to match
With this card I used about 4 different colors for a colorful bloom. Instead of embossing the flowers with embossing powder, I used Ranger Archival Ink , it's important to use archival ink so it doesn't smear. The beautiful stamp set I used is called In Bloom: Addie's Garden, The Big, the Bold and Friends
This card combines water coloring and alcohol inks. The background is water colored and the beautiful bloom is made using alcohol inks. I left some areas white and filled in the rest with some blues and greens. I used the colors Mermaid, Stream, Citrus, and Botanical. Just have fun with this technique, it's addicting! The flower is from In Bloom: Addie's Garden. I LOVE this beautiful set of stamps, I think they are the perfect size for a focal point on your card. The sentiment is from The Big, The Bold and Comfort cutaways that coordinate with The Big, The Bold and Comfort stamp set
I've had a lot of fun playing around with alcohol inks and I hope you will give them a try!
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