Friday, November 04, 2016

Video - Alcohol Inks with Yupo


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing several cards I made while filming my latest video tutorial.  The tutorial is how I work with Alcohol Inks and Yupo Paper.  The card above is a small snippet of one of the pieces I made in the video, and below is a card made with the rest of that piece, along with other cards made from samples from the video.

I show two different techniques (smooshing and dropping inks), and then show another way to add interest and visual texture.  Please check out the video below (on YouTube).  If you like what you see, please give me a thumbs up!!  Thank you!


More cards from the video ...

Notice the texture on the sides of the AI smooshed panel ... made by spraying blending solution once my AI piece was completely dry.  Blending solution pushes alcohol inks out of the way to create lighter spots.  If the alcohol ink is still wet when you add blending solution, they will flow together and eventually blur.  But if the AI piece is completely dry before spraying with blending solution, then the droplets will only push out a little bit until there is too much resistance from the dry inks to go any further.  It creates a very unique and artsy design.  You can see lots of this visual texture on the cards above and below.





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Just a quick reminder that my "Twelve Tags of Christmas" event starts on Monday, Nov. 7th.  I hope you'll come back to check out my tags for the twelve days, along with the beautiful tags created by my wonderfully talented Guest Designers.  And join the fun by adding one of your mixed media Christmas tags!

See you on Monday!






Autumn Leaf:
Stamps:   Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin' Up!); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Honeycomb, Teakwood (Ranger); Gold (Pinata); Delicata Gold; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Blending Solution (Tim Holtz), mister, Maple Leaf die (Poppy Stamps), gold embossing powder, heat tool

Golden Fern:
Stamps:  Hello sentiment - Where the heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Honeycomb, Teadwood (Ranger); Gold (Pinata), Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Blending Solution (Tim Holtz), mister; Delicate Fern (Memory Box) --- borrowed from my friend Christine

Fabulous Birthday Leaf:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Thanks (Penny Black)
Paper:  Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Botanical, Mermaid (Ranger); Blue Sapphire, Silver (Pinata); Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending Solution (Tim Holtz), mister; Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lively die (Penny Black)

Happy Birthday:
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  Yupo; Vellum
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Botanical, Mermaid (Ranger); Blue Sapphire, Silver (Pinata); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Blending Solution (Tim Holtz), mister, silver embossing powder, heat tool

42 comments:

Karen D. said...

great job on a great video. Well done mf. Thanks for sharing you talents with us. Love, love how your cards turned out!
hugs,
K

Christine Alexander said...

loll, the video is great, and those cards are out of this world. Just spent this morning spritzing with blending solution, off to Michael's to buy more.

MaryH said...

Can you hear me going "AAAAHHH" "OOOOHHH" as I looked at each card? While I just love them all, that gorgeous maple leaf has gotta be my fav! Off to enjoy the video now. TFS

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous cards Loll, using your beautiful artsy AI smooshed and sprayed backgrounds. Love your color combos too. Your video is awesome. I will be trying your techniques today :-) TFS..you continue to inspire all of us my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous pieces, Loll! And you've used them beautifully! Makes me want to get those alcohol inks out! Love your video!

Susan said...

Such beautiful cards! I love them all. And your video is fabulous - a nice short length but containing all the necessary information and great examples.

Darnell J Knauss said...

YAY and thank you, thank you, thank you, Lolly, for this instructional video for making stunning cards like these! Each one really blew me away!! You are the BEST!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Dolly

Julie B said...

They all look fab Loll, really must have a play! :)

Nancy Stislow said...

These are magnificent Loll and thanks for the video! It looks SO easy too! When you do a new technique you are so thorough too AND neat! Love the effects of this so it may be time to play again!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are just stunning Loll, I enjoyed watching your process in the video! Must give it a go when I have more time! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Vicki Dutcher said...

OVER-THE-TOP amazing!! You are so good with inks - [I will trying this with my paper and see if it works]. Gosh the end results are so pretty~

Betty Keefe said...

thanks so much for the video Loll - just ordered some Yupo paper today so looking forward to have lots of fun with my alcohol inks after ages of not using them!

Barb Ghig said...

Clunk! (that's the sound of my jaw hitting the desk)! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I will definitely order some Yupo paper so I can try this technique...thanks so much for showing us the way!

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Loll, love the effects you've created. Must take some time to watch the tutorial....but I don't have any alcohol inks! (YET). Carol x

Mac Mable said...

Amazing technique and the effects are stunning. Love the addition of blending solution after the inks dry, such a creative and unique effect. Away for a fortnight but wanted to stop by and say how much I admire your cards and thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration x

Bobby said...

Intriguing to say the least, Loll.

Susanne Vargas said...

I recently played with yupo paper and alcohol inks and boy, was it fun! Your video really shows that and your cards are absolutely phenomenal! Hope your weekend is full of crafty time!

Marcia HIll said...

Your video was fantastic Loll and was a great refresher course for me from the class I took! And your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS! I feel like I say that about all your cards, but they really are just so pretty! I really do need to get my inks and yupo paper out and play!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :0)

Debbie said...

Wow! These are all gorgeous! I REALLY love that brown one.

Colleen said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I had an order ready to go, then chickened out, thinking, I don't know enough about Yupo and this alcohol ink...but you have convinced me I need these! Gorgeous, Loll!!

Viv said...

Great video and beautiful cards too Loll ;) Viv xx

JosieD said...

These cards are taking the "wow" factor to a new level! Thank you so much for the video -- feel like I just took a class in this technique.

Linda said...

Oooh .... these are gorgeous. I've been playing with AI's and YUPO this week .... love the effects. Didn't try spritzing though .... but I will now!!
Great video too ... thanks for sharing your techniques.
Looking forward to the tag event ... not long now. Have a great weekend hun xx

Margaret S said...

Beautiful cards Loll! I just received my Yupo paper and can't wait to get started with this technique. Thank you for the video.

Pat said...

Fabulous mix of colours Loll and the resulting cards are all beautiful. I don't own any alcohol inks but am wondering if it is possible to get a result with distress inks, probably not as dramatic though. x

Lisa Lara said...

oh my golly, this is a parade of gorgeousness. I love the results you are getting with the alcohol inks and Yupo paper Loll. Oh my.

Helen Liu said...

These series of cards, though clean and simple, are simply awesome and breath-taking. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Brenda said...

I do adore these cards Loll! That Yupo paper is so cool. Love the look of the alcohol inks on it. I have to give this a try! Hugs, Brenda

Elaine M said...

Years ago I tried AI - when they were wet, they were beautiful; but when they dried, they were very dull looking. I tried glossy cardstock and regular cardstock. Your results are fantastic - any idea what I could have been doing wrong???

Anita in France said...

Great video, Loll ... and just the most stunning cards ... the blending solution on the dry ink creates the most incredible effects! And you make it look so un-messy!! Hugs, Anita :)

rosiejt said...

I certainly do like this video, Loll, especially the way you spritz and add droplets with the blending solution.

TK said...

What an awesome technique! Such beauty in those colors, and then the cards!!!

Jeanne said...

I haven't watched the video yet, but I had to pop in and say what gorgeous cards you made with the results of the technique. Oh wow! These are so pretty! I thank you so much for sharing all that you share! :)

Marcia said...

Great video's!! Your cards are so beautiful. I love seeing what you create with the backgrounds. You are truly an inspiration!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful cards (they are more than stunning) and video! So now I am getting some Yupo paper and alcohol ink bottles which I have avoided buying until now. Thanks for the training, the inspiration, and for sharing. You are sooo wonderful. Hugz

Lisa said...

Love the video, love the cards!

Char K said...

just saw your video and it's great, love what you did with the panels!

AndreaH said...

Gorgeous smooching technic will try this method out for sure. TFS. how do I subscribe to this blog? I've done the you tube subscription just need to know how to follow blogs now. X.

Loll said...

Hi Andrea. I don't have your email address to get back to you, so hopefully you'll check back here. :) There is a "subscribe by email" area near the top right of my blog in the sidebar. Add your email address and submit. You will get an email notice every time I post. Thanks! Loll :)

May said...

Goodness this is Brilliant!! Love everything about these cards

Gerri McCullough said...

Your video was excellent...very clear and understandable! As was asked above by AndreaH...how do I subscribe to your blog?
Thanks again for the video!

Loll said...

Gerri, check out the right sidebar of my blog. Near the top is a "Subscribe by Email". Enter your email address and hit submit. Loll :)