Sunday, August 20, 2017

Alcohol Inks on Yupo with Embossing Paste

Hi everyone.  Playing more with alcohol inks.  This time I'm adding some stenciling on top with embossing paste.  I used some alcohol ink backgrounds from my stash and taped stencils over top.  I used a palette knife to spread a thick layer of paste. Once the paste dried, I realized that the alcohol inks had bled through.  I know this happens with watercolour paints and water based inks, but didn't think it would happen with AIs.

I took some diluted white acrylic paint and painted over all the stenciling.  It wasn't until the last one that I realized it would have been quicker to add the cleaned stencil over top before painting the white.  Always learning.  :)

Here's the three other designs ...



I'm happy how they all turned out.  I made two of each design so I have four more cards for my Christmas card stash, and four to donate. :)

I'm playing along again with CAS Mix Up where this month's challenge is hosted by Nancy and she chose Alcohol Inks.  I'm having lots of fun trying new things with them. :)


I hope you'll come join us.  There are some amazing cards entered.  Check out the gallery, Design Team, and Guest Designer, Trina's cards.  I know you'll be inspired!







Stamps:  Merriest (Avery Elle) for card #1 & #3; Christmas Greetings (SU!) for card #2; Wishing you Joy (unknown) for card #4
Paper:  Yupo for AI background; White (Neenah 110 lb.); vellum
Ink:  Alcohol Inks (Ranger and Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Stencils, embossing paste, palette knife, white acrylic paint, paint brush, white and black embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Alcohol Inks

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip on the Alcohol inks bleeding...didn't know that either and I am surprised too. What a glorious collection of cards. The backgrounds are amazing and love the white embossing against them. Great collection of Christmas cards and good idea to make two of each. Had a chuckle about you painting on the white acrylic and not using the stencil....I would have done the same. Yes isn't it fun learning? Thanks for the wonderful inspiration Loll x

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  2. Love this collection Loll ..... the alcohol ink backgrounds look amazing I love the richness of the colours. Thanks for the tip about using the paste xx

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  3. All of these are just GORGEOUS Loll, and I love the idea of just painting over the embossed paste that had the bleeding...definitely need to try this out!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

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  4. Loll you really are the Queen of backgrounds they are amazing and love the idea of using embossing paste over the top...

    Anne

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  5. A fabulous collection of AI background cards, Loll. Thanks for the tip about putting the stencil back before painting with the acrylic paint. So cool.
    Enjoy the rest if your Sunday. 😊 Trina xx.

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  6. They are all fabulous! You make me ashamed that I am so not started on my 2017 Christmas cards yet! I'd better get going! Have a wonderful week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  7. Beautiful! You motivated me for a future project so thanks! 😀

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  8. Each one of these is gorgeous, Loll! I think the white paint made the embossing stand out even more beautifully! You've done a fantastic job of hitting the mark if you didn't put the stencil back over it. I'm sure I would have had a big splotch somewhere!

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  9. The backgrounds are just stunning, Loll. The white stencilling is a great contrast. Gorgeous cards. xx

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  10. Wow...absolutely STUNNING alcohol ink and stenciled with eb paste Christmas cards, Loll!!! I love every single card design...equally my friend. How great that you got 8 cards out of your play time too:-) TFS

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  11. Very, very cool. I'm always amazed at your incredible creations! These Christmas cards are just stunning. Love the stark white on top of those gorgeous colors. Madly in love with these!! Have a great week. Bev

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  12. Your backgrounds are so striking, Loll! I love how you played with all the different colors and your stencils are just beautiful! I would have never thought to place the stencil over the panel again, too...great minds...or is it 'old' minds? Gorgeous collection of cards, as always!

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  13. These backgrounds are stunning; as are your previous backgrounds using Yupo paper and alcohol inks. I have tried using shiny photograph paper with alcohol inks and acetate "paper" with alcohol inks. Both seem to take a lot of alcohol blending solution or Gamsol to achieve interesting blends and swirls. Both are quite expensive, and I'm not sure I like them much better than using shaving cream and dye inks. If I invest in Yupo paper do you think I will be amazed with the results?

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    1. Hi Bobbie. Yupo does react differently than other papers. But I also get good results with alcohol inks on acetate. Years ago I used glossy paper and it worked too. Not as good as yupo, though. I've heard photograph paper is also good, but haven't tried it myself. I wish I could email you directly, but I don't have your address. If you want to leave me a message in the contact form on the right sidebar, I'll email you. Loll :)

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  14. Loll, I love the cards with the EP, I have tried this a while ago and loved the effect. These are gorgeous...you are full of amazing 'tricks' and ideas.xx [aNNie]

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  15. Your designs are beautiful, Loll but your incredible backgrounds stole the show on these! Love the beautiful, marbled colors on these! Gorgeous!

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  16. Wouldn't know it had gone wrong! Beautiful cards.
    Faith
    x

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  17. These are all wonderful. I love the second one so much. Your backgrounds are so stunning and I always learn so much from you. Thanks for the great tips and ideas.

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  18. Fantastic work, Loll! Oh my goodness, the colors in the background are so rich and vibrant. The white designs on top sure help the colors pop. Thanks for sharing the tip you realized after the fact. Yes, we are always learning and growing. Your initial way looks amazing! Have a happy day. :)

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  19. I always come away from your blog Loll with new ideas! Love the paste stencilling on top of those vibrant backgrounds x

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  20. Wow! These are stunning, particularly that first one. Thanks for the tip.

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  21. they are all so incredibly stunning and even more so IRL, I love all the backgrounds and great tip about re painting with the stencil in position :)

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  22. Wow, these are amazing, Loll! Stunning AI colors and effects with bright white beautiful embossing - I love all of them! And thank you so much for sharing your learning! Hideko :-)

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  23. These are simply beautiful, Loll ... I was wondering how you got the delicious crisp white contrast against the yummy AI colours ... genius idea to paint over the stencilling ... and a great tip to use the stencil for it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. What a great idea Loll, thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love your artwork and follow you pots this very minute!
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  26. These are absolutely stunning!! Shame that the inks bled but you rectified that expertly!

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  27. What beautiful cards you made with the white stenciled paste over your brilliantly colored backgrounds Loll! Julia xx

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  28. I'm so glad you get the kinks out of these techniques for us, Loll. I definitely want to try some paste over AI, and I need to get more inks so I have different colors to work with.

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  29. Oh, wow! So many amazing cards, Loll !! Your background is always thrown on your knees. The white acrylic paint applied to them with the help of templates is a brilliant idea. It's great cards, great inspirations. Thank you.
    love, BożenA

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