Monday, June 11, 2018

Alcohol Inks and foil

Hi everyone.  I haven't been feeling well for about a week now.  Most days I can manage to do a few things, but for three days this week I have felt pretty bad.  At least I had the energy to get dressed today!  :)  Hopefully that's a sign of better times ahead.   I thought since I was a bit better today, I'd see if I could make a quick card ... and I did.

I played the other day with alcohol inks, adding transfer foil to the sticky bits after the majority of my panel was dry.  I find that if I add too much ink, it pools and creates dark outlines on my pieces that don't completely dry.  I watched a video by someone who used the opportunity to add foil to cover up the sticky bits.  What a clever idea.  Sorry, can't remember who it was that started this, but it has become popular and there are now several videos done by others.

Edited to Add:  Got a prompt from Darnell that it was Kelly Latevola's video I watched on this technique.  Click HERE to take a look.  Thanks to Kelly for this fabulous idea!

Anyways, it worked really well and I ended up with a pretty alcohol ink panel with lots of shine from the gold foil.  Just so happens that this week's Just Us Girls challenge is Alcohol Inks (hosted by my friend Bobby).  So I wanted to play along.


It was quick to make this into a card since the panel was already made.  I added two die-cuts (flower stem and sentiment) that are both from AliExpress, and cut from white paper.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll come play along with this fun challenge.  It's open for three more days.







Stamps:  None
Paper:  Yupo; White cardstock (110 lb. from Michaels)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Wild Plum (Ranger); Senorita Magenta, Sunshine Bright (Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending solution (Ranger), Gold foil sheet (Ranger), Flower die (AliExpress), sentiment die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
Just Us Girls - #444 - Alcohol Inks

37 comments:

Squdge 3 said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colours. I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling bad, it's a horrible feeling not being able to do things. I hope today marks you feeling better!

Betty Keefe said...

sorry you haven't been up to par, Loll - glad you could make that lovely card - i love doing the foil bits on the alcohol backgrounds - i first saw Jessica Frost-Ballas do that a long time ago - take care and feel really good soon!

Loll said...

Thanks for stopping by! xx

Brenda said...

I am so sorry you are not feeling well Loll, I hope it passes quickly and you are back on your feet soon. Love, love, love the card! What a clever idea someone had to put foil on the sticky parts of alcohol ink. It looks great, so your background is just stunning. Love the dies you used from AliExpress too! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

What a rich background, Loll! The gold foil plays beautifully and looks like a wonderful solution to that thick ink that just won't dry. The white die cuts look crisp and pretty! Sorry you haven't been feelng well. Hope each day you feel better each day!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I love the deep pinks and purples with the gold, such a great effect.
So glad you are feeling better :)

HJ said...

Your background is beautiful. Love the sparkle I'm sure the gold foil adds. I hope this card made you smile and that you feel better soon.

Charlene said...

Pretty card - great technique - hope you feel better soon!

MaryH said...

Aw, I'm sorry that you've been under the weather, but I certainly hope that by today you are well on the mend. Another fabulous technique (video perhaps when you are all well again?!) Love the vivid coloration of the alcohol inks with the sparkle of the gold foil. You had the perfect die to finish off this beauty. Big hugs and lots of get well wishes coming your way. TFS

nancy littrell said...

So sorry you are under the weather this week, Loll. Hopefully it is just allergies from all the pollen flying around.

I LOVE your AI and foil background. I just put in an order for some foil sheets. I can't wait to play with them and AI. You are so inspiring my friend. TFS Hugs...

Ina G said...

Playing catch up here Loll. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Hope you are on the mend now. Stunning result achieved with your AI's and the foil just adds so much interest. Beautiful card.
With my DT hat on - ditto what I said above. So glad you got to play with us at JUGS this week and Thank You for joining us.

Susan said...

Gorgeous rich red and gold! Perfect background for the simple white die cut! I think you've nailed that technique with the foil!

Kathyk said...

Beautiful card and fabulous colours - I tried this technique at a craft retreat a week ago, it was a lot of fun!
Sorry to hear you've been so poorly and hope this whole "enough energy to get dressed" is a sign of improvement, take care Loll

Kathyk

Maxine D said...

Oh what a stunning card - love that striking and oh so dramatic background. Do hope you are fully recovered soon Loll
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, hope you are still feeling better, your card is gorgeous, sending lots of get well hugs, Cathy x

Aileen said...

I hope your feeling better Loll, no time to be feeling sick. Its Summer over there isn't it? The time of year to be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying, not feeling crap and yuck so perk up sweet friend. Your card is wonderful, Ive been busy making swatches of my alcohol inks so the next step is alcohol and gold foil at last. Do love the depth of that colour you have used.

Julie B said...

Gorgeous background panel, thanks for the tip.
Sorry to hear you've not been so good, hope you are feeling more yourself soon. :)

Marcia said...

Love that technique and your card is gorgeous! I have to give this a try. Hope you're feeling better!

Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, so sorry to hear you aren't feeling great. I do hope you are back to yourself very soon. You are dedicated to want to create a card even when you aren't feeling super. The card you created is lovely, too. I've seen this technique a few times as well and really like the look. Your colors are beautiful on the alcohol inked panel. The bit of floral really makes it shine. Thanks so much for sharing. Feel better! Hugs.

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Loll! I've had the same problem with too much Al ink making sticky portions and what a great idea to add the foil to it...can't wait to try it out! But anyway, love the look of the gold with all that red...SO rich looking and a perfect backdrop for your lovely flower and sentiment! Hope today you're feeling even better and continue to mend...no fun to be sick when there's stamping to be done!! Take care my friend!! :0)

Brenda in IN said...

That gold foil on the red background is so beautiful. Another thing new to me and I want to try. There are just not enough hours in the day to just play. Stupid meals and laundry. I hope you are feeling so much better now and trying more new things for us to try!

Daffodil Cards said...

A BEAUTIFUL card.
Faith

Trina P. said...

Beautiful QCAS card, Loll! The foil looks fabulous, then again your AI backgrounds are fabulous even without it.
So much for catching up on my commenting yesterday as our power went out just as I started. 😂 Hope you’re feeling better today. Sending hugs! 💗

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful, Loll! Such a fun way to use foil. I hope you are feeling much better today!

Jo Manna said...

Such a RICH card, Loll! I'm loving the clean white die cut against that gorgeous background.
Sending healing thoughts your way, warm hugs xx

Mac Mable said...

Loll I am so sorry you have been so unwell. Glad you are on the mend...you take it easy and take time to recover x Gorgeous colours on alcohol inks and the foiling is a great way to 'mop' up the sticky bits and it also looks so beautiful and artsy. Love the addition of the crisp white pretty die cuts. Beautiful card Loll. Sending lots of hugs x

Lee-Anne said...

Great tip and lovely card. Hope you are feeling much better! Hugs!

Darnell said...

We always learn so much from you, Lolly! I'm betting this beautiful card is out of this world in real life with all that shimmer from the gold! Such a fantastic idea!

I'm so sorry that you are having a rocky week and I pray you aren't coming down with something. I hope today was lots better!! Love, Dolly

Linda said...

Gorgeous card with a stunning background. Great tip about the foil, thanks hun. Sorry you're not feeling well, hope you start to feel better soon xx

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Loll! so sorry you aren't feeling well and hope you are on your way to being better! Please take care of yourself! What a beautiful AI background you created with the added foil - so bright in the red with the white die cut overlays! Julia xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What an energetic and rich background you created, Loll! It almost looks like oil painting. And nothing could look better than the shiny gold foil against it.

Sending lots of get-well hugs..
Hideko xx

Susanne Vargas said...

That background looks spectacular! What a beautiful solution to the sticky parts of Alcohol Inks! Fabulous card!
So sorry to hear you are not feeling well! Hope it will pass soon!

Anita in France said...

What a shame you're feeling under the weather, Loll ... do hope you're feeling back to your usual self very soon! A beautiful, striking card ... love the rich gold with those saturated reds ... the white bloom pops so wonderfully against them! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well, Loll, but I am glad that you perked up enough to enter a card in 'my' challenge. You always do such wonderful things with alcohol inks and the color on this one is gorgeous with the gold foil. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girlsl.

Linda said...

Your A/I background is beautiful Loll. So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope you continue to feel better, my friend. Gorgeous, card.

Patti said...

Oh Loll! I'm sorry to hear you are under the weather! I pray you will be 100% very soon!!

Your stunning card doesn't betray how you have been feeling that's for sure!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

BożenA said...

Kylie made a breakthrough discovery by masking sticky spots with gold foil. It allows you to create an even more beautiful alcohol background ink. And your background reminds me of China - such a beautiful deep red and gold. The perfect combination. White flowers beautifully pop into the foreground.
Loll, I hope you already feel very good and that it was a momentary collapse of form. I hope your results are good. I have you in my prayers, my dearest friend.
Hugs,
BożenA