Saturday, January 13, 2018

What a Wonderful World!

Today, I am sharing a little 4 1/8 x 4 5/8 " (10.5 x 11.5 cm) sparkly stencilled card coloured with alcohol inks that I have up on the Magenta blog. It is really a challenge to show the amazing look of this card as it is hard to capture the effect it has in real life with a photo.

Supplies: Bird stencil and sentiment stamp (Magenta), Tim Holtz Alcohol inks [Citrus, Espresso, Sunshine Yellow, Pink Sherbet, Sailboat Blue], Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress inks, Black Soot Archival ink, Matte Gel (Ranger), 130 lb cardstock (Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock)

For this card, I started on a 130lb cardstock and stenciled the Bird on a branch with a mix of matte gel and Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter. After I removed the stencil, I sprinkled more glitter on top and let it dry. 

Once it was thoroughly dry, I tapped off the excess glitter and then used a variety of alcohol inks to paint the glitter. The leaves are painted with different concentrations of Citrus with blending solution and same for the branches using Espresso. The bird is painted with Sunshine Yellow, Pink Sherbet, with a touch of Sailboat Blue to darken the pink in spots. Next, I stamped the What a Wonderful World sentiment in black ink and added a little splatter with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress inks. Lastly, I matted the piece on a cardstock cardbase.

Colouring with the alcohol inks on the glitter gel was surprisingly fast and easy because there is such little dry time for the inks. Start with a light hand as you add colour and build as you go. This technique creates a unique glitter stencilled card with dimension. I hope you give it a try.


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