Thursday, September 25, 2014

Give Thanks- A Mixed Media Alcohol Marker Marbling Experiment :-)

Hi Stampers!!

I wanted to try the Audrie's Alcohol Marker Marbling technique highlighted at Splitcoaststampers this week and decided to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers CC497 Honey, How Very Blissful! Color Challenge (Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla with "dessert" of splatters) along with the SC507 Sketch (landscape version) and the Mixed Media Challenge #3- Autumn Colors with optional Metal or Leaves :-)

Again, I hope that you will find the time to visit all of the linked galleries and see what wonderful inspiration awaits!

To create this card:

Using the dark markers from the Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Collection, scribble the colors onto the zip lock bag as noted in the tutorial and spritz with rubbing alcohol.  

Lay a piece of Glossy White cardstock over the ink and lift up- it is that easy (and addicting)!   Add a bit of Blackberry Classic Ink to the zip lock bag, spritz the ink again with the rubbing alcohol, lay a second piece of Glossy White cardstock over the moistened ink and lift for your second print (I used the second print for the tilted background layer "as is" and see the steps below for the focal panel). 

Allow both panels to dry, stamp the sentiment using StazOn® Jet Black Ink in one area of the first print and stamp the leave image as well onto another section of the same panel (remember to stamp the leaf off first on scrap paper and then stamp onto the glossy cardstock).

Carefully cut out the leaf and set aside (originally I had stamped the leaf on the same panel as the sentiment, but had too much ink on the stamp and it smeared, so now I had a “mess” on my sentiment panel- do not do this step- lol!!). 
Close-Up showing the "messy" leaf as a shadow :-)
To correct the “messy” leaf, I stenciled Frost White Shimmer Paint over the panel using a Hexagon Stencil and painted over the entire smeared leaf image with the Frost White Shimmer Paint.  

The Frost White Shimmer Paint was a bit heavy in some areas so I used a baby wipe with the stencil in place to bring out more of the marker colors :-)  Sometimes mistakes can work in your favor and I tend to not give up and keep working at it- very stubborn, I know :-)

For “dessert”, I add splatters to the background panel using StazOn® Stone Gray Ink as well as Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon (this was from my stash and matches Blackberry Bliss perfectly) and mount the panel onto the Blackberry Bliss card base.

Mount the glossy alcohol marker panel (the second print version that did not have any additional stamping or stenciling) onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and add to the card base on an angle as per the sketch.
Mount the stamped/stenciled background panel to the card front and add the leaf image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

Add the Pearls to finish off the card.

What a fabulous technique and thanks, Audrie as well as Splitcoaststampers for sharing the Alcohol Marker Marbling with all of us!

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Holiday Best, Botanicals

Ink: Staz-On® Jet Black and Stone Gray, Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink, Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry Collections; Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper: Glossy White, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash). Pearls, Hexagon Stencil

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you have a fantastic Thursday!!


Sanna Lippert said...

beautiful background colors!! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC :)

Pat Jandacek said...

A beautiful finished how you took care of the 'mistake!' When I was taking calligraphy I was told the mark of a professional artist was their ability to cover errors. It's a great way to channel any degree of stubbornness.

maria f. said...

You're a gal after my own heart! Take a new technique and give it a try. Make it work beautifully, even after a couple detours. And end up with a fabulous mixed media card! Thanks for joining us this month at MMCC.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Julie. Such a wonderful technique and seems pretty easy too (bonus!). Did see the notice on SCS, but haven't had a chance to try it yet ... now on my "urgent" to-do list! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful and so dramatic with the contrast of white and dark/bright colours! Thanks for sharing with us at the MMCC!

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