Saturday, March 26, 2016
You Inspire Me
Hi everyone. Last card from my play date with some crafty friends a few weeks ago. I had to wait to post this one until it was received in the mail by my very good friend Nancy. She is someone who inspires me all the time. I knew that she would love this artsy and fun technique card. :)
This is another technique showed to us by Christine. Not only did she demonstrate how to slowly add drops of alcohol inks and blending solution to Yupo paper and let them magically flow together (like the card above), but she also shared how to make landscapes using Yupo and AI's. Didn't get a chance to try that, but Christine gave me a few pieces of Yupo so I could try it later. Thank you Christine!
For the panel above, the colours were amazing and I thought they looked like an abstract painting. I didn't want to cover them up at all, so simply added a white frame with a small stamped sentiment. :)
The silver sentiment is a bit hard to read in the photo, but it plays off the silver fixative that was added to the AI panel.
Thanks for dropping by for a visit! :)
Edited to add: Yupo is a synthetic paper that has almost a plastic feel to it. Very slick and lightweight. The alcohol inks really spread well on this paper, but you can use it for a variety of mixed media products. You can find Yupo on Amazon and also at Dick Blick. I'm sure there are other places it is sold. A friend also mentioend Tyvek paper .. so I think it's similar to that. Hope that helps. :)
Stamps: Painted Butterflies (Altenew - sentiment)
Paper: White card base and frame (Neenah); Yuppo paper (plastic finish)
Ink: Alcohol Inks: Turquoise, Botanical, Silver Fixative, Blending Solution (Ranger); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools: Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)