41 posts categorized "Alcohol Inks"

07/29/2019

Mon 29

Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

 

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Hi there, friends of Poppystamps Marybeth here again with one of my favorite dies from Poppystamps : Garden Poppy Stitched Frame. This time I used it with one of the many alcohol ink papers I made a while ago . I made so many and wasn't sure if I like them but so happy I kept them all. As you can see below with this frame die I can be selective of what part of the paper I want to use.
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I sort of see the gold as grass in the wind , red as hills of poppies, and sky blue. I layered the center frame two times then added to the center .The back of the panel has fun foam to rise it off the blue base .

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I've posted in the past a link to see how this is done , but you have many ways and choices of seeing videos on how to use alcohol inks.

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I like how this one die, can look so different just by changing a few things. I used watercolor paper called Masters Touch ( any will do) for the white panel. 

Take care and thanks for the visit.

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06/10/2019

Mon 10

Sending Hugs
by Marybeth Lopez

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Happy Monday to you!  Marybeth  here today sharing another card using some more of my extra alcohol blended ink papers I made . I used Poppystamps : Luscious Script Sending , Hugs and Picnic Plaid.

If you would like to see  how you can make your own , Jennifer McGuire shares a how to video .

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This is the picture I have of all the first time tries with alcohol inks. I wasn't real pleased with them at first but so glad I kept them for smaller details and backgrounds.

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I  place the die, cut side down on the paper then run it through my cutting machine, then layered  on the larger background.

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Each die comes with the top and larger background die .

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The  inside of my card  says "YOU" to finish off the front sentiment ( I forgot to take the picture). It is also from Poppystamps: Picnic Plaid Clear Stamp set.

This card is a bit bigger than A2, it measures  6 x 4 1/4 . 

I hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs

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06/07/2019

Fri 07

Hello Cupcake
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello sweet friends ! Happy June to you all!

I would like to say this was a simple card to make ( It should have been) but I had many mishaps along the way. I kept going and I am happy with the results in the end.

I used Poppystamps :Whittle Cupcake die,  Luscious Script Hello and Flower Garden Clear stamp. 

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One thing that was easy was using some scraps of alcohol ink papers I made, that I saved. I die cut twice for the colors then just layered the extra pieces on top of the other, to firm it up a bit.

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Below are some of my first try alcohol ink papers, didn't really know what I was doing. I  used all kinds of paper, even photo paper because its what I had.  I saved them anyway and glad I did because they work great for dies.

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For a little extra detail on my panel I scored it all the way around 1/2 inch.  

One of the mishaps at the end was getting a tiny bit of ink on my hand that then ended up on the panel, I was able to use an ink eraser to get it off.

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It was late in the day an I didn't have the best lighting for my photo.

I also used some of the leftover papers as shown above for the top layer of the hello then stamped with the sentiment from Flower Garden. I used the cupcake to represent sweet friend. I couldn't resist adding a bit of chunky glitter to the top of the cupcake.


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I hope you enjoy your weekend. Hugs to you all!

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04/14/2019

Sun 14

Hello
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello from this just hatched happy chick! I made this simple little interactive card using : Chick and Egg, and Luscious Script Hello dies from Poppystamps spring line. The little chick is on a mini wobbler that makes him move when you pull down or to the side of it. The chick is in movement it the photo above.

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I had some leftover alcohol ink blended papers from another project. You can go to Jennifer McGuire to learn how to create your own. 

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I cut the top layer of the hello in white and adhered to the colorful background . Since I was going to add the white chick and egg to this background  I lightly blended some blue ink so they would show up better.

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I added this mini wobbler to the back of the chick so it would move when touched. It kinda makes him look even happier to be just hatched saying " HELLO"! I cute the shell out twice so I would have a top and bottom.

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I decided to lightly add some yellow on the chick. When you use a brush it's a much softer look.

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 The panel is watercolor cardstock to even a bit more movement . I hope you all have a Happy Easter and wonderful Spring!

Thank you for the visit today...happy shopping!

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04/06/2019

Sat 06

Happy Easter
by Nancy Penir

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Greetings and Happy Spring to all! I have a trio of Spring/Easter cards for you today, with background designer paper I made with Poppystamps new Picnic Plaid. 

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Once I got this generously sized plaid stamp into my Misti, it was hard to stop! As you can see, I used pastels and knew I wanted to create Easter cards.

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I used 2 main dies, coloring only one main image and mixing colors with my Distress Oxides.

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My tip for the day: use Q-tips for small spaces, and mix colors for a marbled look. It works great! Notice how I added pink to the bunny's cheeks and ears.

Easy breezy to get a soft pastel pink just where you want it with a Q-tip.

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3 cards, easily done with a fun plaid stamp, and plenty of papers left over to do more!

Have a great weekend!

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03/05/2019

Tue 05

Blog Blitz Alcohol Inked Greenhouse
by Nancy Penir

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Hi everyone! Are you ready for a Spring Blog Blitz? Lots of new stamps and dies, and plenty of fun techniques from the designers.

Today I have the Greenhouse Potted Plants Sidekick Frame & Stencil to show you. And I've done a card with all alcohol inks die cuts. 

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Alcohol Inks are a fantastic way to add pizzaz to your project. They react with Yupo paper, a shiny surfaced paper, and blending solution to get a wildly colorful, rather agate like pattern, fun result. Here's one way to play with them. First I squirted my blending solution on my yupo paper. Notice it gets messy so protect your surface. Gloves are optional. 

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Next up I added my colors. No rhyme or reason, for this technique just go for it. 

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I then sandwiched a clean piece of yupo paper over my saturated sheet, in a schmooched way, pressing without moving either sheet. The result is a magical blend of wild color!

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Ok, friends, this was way too much fun! As you can see, I played with all color combos. And here's what I did with them:

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A birthday card for someone who loves potted and potting plants! Now there's a stencil that is included with this die. I can't wait to use it too.

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This fabulous die and stencil set is the giveaway to one lucky person. Don't forget to leave a comment today and on each of the blog blitz days for a chance to win. Best of luck to you, and thanks for sticking with me through my little tutorial on alcohol inking. By the way, there are fabulous you tube videos to entice you to trying these inks. 

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The new release is in the store, and the blog blitz runs from Mar. 2nd - the 14th. You have until the 17th to comment. The winners will be announced on the 19th. AND here's a 2nd way for you and a friend you choose to win... Visit us on Instagram, follow us, like the post you want to win, leave a comment and tag a friend. It's that easy!

Other dies I've included are listed below. Have a great week, and hope you enjoy the blitz!

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02/05/2019

Tue 05

Beautiful Love Die and Alcohol Inks
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hello and Happy February to you all! I have a new technique ( For Me) that I am using today. I recently learned about Alcohol Ink watching a video 

by .  Jennifer McGuire I highly recommend you visit her blog and the link I gave you to see how to do this. It was so new to me that I forgot to take pictures as I was making the papers.

All the dies I used are from Poppystamps : Whittle Mouse, Simple Thinking of  You and the beautiful Seed Love Collage I layered the Love die twice for a bit more dimension.

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Above and below is a picture of one of the papers I created using Alcohol inks, each one will be  different, just play with it. I ended up adding alcohol to my glass work surface , I had lots of leftover ink on the glass . I turned my Yupo paper( the ink moves around on this paper) over and placed it on the drips from the first paper with ink, that's  how I ended up with a very soft look to my card and no wasted inks.

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If you are interested in learning please go to the pro.... Jennifer McGuire.... Linked for you above. It's way more fun that I thought but it is a bit messy.

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I sure had fun making the background of this card and I love the added gold shimmer.  Poppystamps dies toped this card oh so many choices to make, I wanted to keep the dies white so they would stand out on the inked paper. 

Thank you for the visit today . I hope you have a crafty day my friends.

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02/02/2019

Sat 02

Thank You Card Set
by Nancy Penir

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February brings the hope of Spring, and I'm here today with some ideas for easy, fun stamping.

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I love doing cards in multiples, especially for giving gifts. A set of thank you cards (A1 size) is the perfect appreciation to give a friend. Or a neighbor who fed the cats while you were away?

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I selected one of my favorite Poppy stamp sets, Little Kindnesses, and a Poppy tag die, marking off the die, lightly with a pencil. Here's where the fun starts. Using my Misti, each card is placed and stamped one after another, in an assembly line. 

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Here's a look at all the elements before the card is assembled. Each tag is inked a different color, 6 total.

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I placed my tag in the Misti for placement of the bee trail as well.

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The large die cut flower is copic colored, coordinated with the tag, and adhered to the tag. If you look closely, you can see I glued only the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals slightly. Finishing touches include the script die cut and some Nuvo drops.

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Don't forget the envelopes! So easy to decorate them with the Misti too!

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Packaged together with a ribbon, a sweet way to say, 'thank you'. And great therapy for a cold winter's afternoon. How nice to have several of these sets on hand, ready to go.

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I hope this post today brought you a bit of Spring sunshine. And I hope you're feeling crafty, no matter the temp outside!

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01/26/2019

Sat 26

Valentine Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, Poppy Peeps! Didn't you just love all the new Valentine Stamps and dies showcased these past two weeks? I have a Valentine card for you using some of the new release. Come along and take a look.

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Hearts are the image of love and Valentines. And Poppy has a new die called Wavy Heart I'm lovin'!

You'll be happy to know Wavy Heart fits perfectly inside the new Pinpoint Hearts dies.

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Like I said, a perfect fit!

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I gave my background some glam with the heart stencil that comes with Sidekick frame. Not too much, just some subtle heart texture. And sponge inked the wavy heart with Oxide pinks, keeping all the die cut pieces in place.

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My die cut sentiment, from Doodle Happy Valentines Day is cut twice, once from silver and then backed with black. Love to back my die cut sentiments, really makes them stand out.

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Hope you're inspired today, and hope I got some creative juices flowing! Happy Crafting, all!

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01/09/2019

Wed 09

Starry Night with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so happy you could join us today! We have got SO MUCH going on at Poppystamps this month, you won't want to miss a thing! But first, are you playing along with our January challenge, Starry Night? All you have to do is create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, and link it up over on our challenge blog! You might be selected as this month's winner!

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Take a look at how I was inspired by a Starry Night!

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I created a cozy home, right after Christmas, nestled in the snowy north woods! I even created a background using a brand new technique (at least for me)!

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I have been creating cards using alcohol inks for a while, which is so much fun, and would work nicely with this Starry Night card too. The background panel on the left was created with alcohol inks dripped and then blended on YUPO paper. The panel on the right was created with copic markers! Just select your favorite shades and scribble them across the YUPO, then blend with a little alcohol blending solution and a sponge in a swirly motion. I used the darker blue panel as the night sky for my Starry Night card.

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We'd love to see what you'll create, and how you will be inspired by a Starry Night!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and be sure to come back again tomorrow! 

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