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)

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and I love your simple framing of such a pretty art card. Zx

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  2. Simply stunning! Alcohol inks are great fun to play with ... you just never know what's going to happen!
    Elaine

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  3. Fabulous effect. Beautiful colours Loll. Looks like your crafty group has a LOT of fun with these techniques, Cathy x

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  4. So fabulous! Seems like you had a great time with your stamping friends~

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  5. I do like a crafty get together, you must have had a ball.
    By the way what exactly is Yuppo paper? :)

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  6. And you, Loll, inspire so many of us.

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  7. Ohhh another technique for me to try. Looks amazing with the silver AI and gorgeous with the silver sentiment. Looks great just framed, a real piece of art. Yes I was wondering too ...what is Yuppo Paper?

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  8. Everytime I walk by or pick up my gorgeous artsy card Loll I get a different effect from the alcolhol ink background. Really, really stunning my friend :-) Thank you again for beins such a special girlfriend!

    Do you think photo or glossy white paper would work like Yuppo paper? I have not seen that paper. Where can you get it? See how you Inspire All of us Loll?!?

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  9. Wow, what a wonderful effect and I agree about not covering it up! Why, when I see your work, do I always feel compelled to go shopping again! LOVE this! Thanks for the instructions too!

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  10. What a stunning piece of art! Love the color and the effect!

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  11. Stunning card Loll I bet she loved it.
    I love alcohol inks, I have always played on acetate or glossy cardstock but finally got some of that there Yuppo so will have to try.

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  12. Amazing, Loll! Stunning colors, beautiful flow! Curious about the "silver fixative", what it is and purpose. Michele recently told me about these AIs and I can see why she's so enamored! Gorgeous!

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  13. This technique certainly makes a fabulous background Loll and if curse everyone would be different

    Anne

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  14. This is fabulous ..... I'm having fun playing with alcohol inks and I've just placed an order for some Yupo paper ..... can't wait for it to arrive .... need to try this technique. Enjoy the Easter weekend xx

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  15. Another work of art my friend! Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  16. Hi Loll,

    WOW! Stunning! So love the look of this and the colours you have used, one of my favourite combinations, just gorgeous.

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. The sentiment is perfect from ME to YOU Loll.. awesome make - and I have a whole lot of alco inks that have gathered dust on my shelf for a long time so perhaps now I will give this effect a go too... but you really ARE annoying you know - I am still trying to be good at one thing then you come up with another - AGAIN!!
    Happy Easter! x

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  18. Love this so much - the blues and greens are so vibrant and deserve to stand alone!

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  19. Now that's a card with impact, Loll :)
    Happy Easter. X

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  20. Guess what I ordered? Yep, you've enabled me again, my friend! Joann's has some Yupo paper now and the ink colors I was missing. Ahem. This is GORGEOUS! Such beautiful colors and the perfect way to show it off!

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  21. Truly lovely! So right not to cover it up, simple frame and perfect sentiment. Another winner! I've done some playing with AI's and Yupo, now that I've got a bit of time it's time to get them back out! Thank YOU for the inspiration!

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  22. Oh I am thrilled you had a play with the Yupo, and got this wonderful background. (mine is still NBUS). I'm so glad you just framed it in white and let these gorgeous colors take center stage. Wish I could join in all this crafty fun. TFS & Hugs.

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  23. Wow, super stunning Loll! Love those colours, and how you lifted up the frame! Sending out Easter wishes to you and your family! hugs :)

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  24. Very striking, Lolly! I bought some of that Yupo paper a few weeks ago when I saw it on a Tim Holtz YouTube video and now you have inspired me anew to play with it! I hope you had a lovely Easter!! Hugs, Dolly

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  25. I just learned about this paper from Michele. She had a video link and I went and watched it and was so amazed how the AI's work with this paper. Very cool! I love your card Loll and I am glad you didn't cover up all that ink splendor with anything because it is just so cool the way it is!! So striking! Hugs, Brenda

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  26. I've got my Yupo...now to play. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Loll! LOVE!!!

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  27. Swoon!!! What a gorgeous pattern you created with your inks, and I have to say...you make it sound so easy :) This is such a beautiful card, Loll! I love the color combo, too!

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