Monday, May 22, 2017

Project of the Week

Wowie!! I just got back from an event for card makers where we learned new techniques and found some fabulous inspiration.  Today Wendy, owner of Repeat Impressions has asked me to do Project of the Week and I'll show you one of the techniques we learned.  Here are the supplies you will need.

1.  Mineral Paper - First a little about mineral paper -- it's made from rocks - not trees!  It is silky, very flexible and a dream to work with.  I can't believe how soft and creamy it is.  This pad is 11x14.
2.  Alcohol Inks - in your favorite colors (3-4 colors)
3.  Rubbing Alcohol - needs to be the 99% - the 70% doesn't work as well and tends to just wet the paper.

That's it for supplies.

Take one sheet and drop your chosen colors one at a time onto the paper in random drops - you can fill the entire page or leave some white areas.

Spray the paper with the alcohol or randomly add drops of the alcohol.  It is amazing the patterns the alcohol makes -- WARNING --- it is addictive! (and fun!)

Then have stamps and dies ready to cut out and stamp - before you know it you will have 8-10 cards made in no time!  Great for making card sets to give as gifts.

Here are 6 of the 8 cards I made.  The other two will be posted on different challenges.

I used the sentiments Thanks So Much, Hello and Get Well Soon.

These use the sentiments Thanks So Much, time to celebrate and Happy Birthday.

I hope you give this a try.  Be sure to wear an apron - alcohol inks stain (ask me how I know).  It is fun and I'd love to see what you create!

1 comment:

Donna said...

So fun to learn a new technique, thanks Joy, this looks like so much fun!


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