Monday, 9 January 2017

Alcohol ink flowers on Yupo

Today's card was inspired by a couple of challenges and a card that Kristina Werner created for the OCC Creative Chemistry 103 class last summer.

I started each flower with a few drops of alcohol ink on my Yupo panel and then used blending solution and a paint brush to move the colour around to create my petal shapes. I painted the petals by picking up dried alcohol ink with my damp (alcohol) paintbrush from the palette I had created during the CC103 class. I die cut my new Hugs sentiment (My Favorite Things) once from black cardstock and twice from white cardstock and stacked them to create dimension and stamped the 'sending' part of my sentiment (Winnie & Walter) above this using black Archival ink. I trimmed off a small strip on either side of my yupo panel and foam mounted it onto my card base to wich I had adhered two strips of Shape 'N Tape washi adhesive sheets (Lifestyle Crafts) that I had finally managed to find back in my stash.

CAS Mix Up - Stamping, liquid colours + choice (die cutting, washi)

Color Throwdown - CTD424: black, hot pink, green

HLS - Anything goes with dies

SSS Wednesday - New something


  1. These flowers are amazing, Marianne! The detail is amazing! Love how you've framed them with the black and white striped Washi! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Lovely flowers! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  3. WOW ... gorgeous hand painted roses and leaves Marianne! What a great way to use alcohol inks ... I need to give that a try. Love the bright colours paired with the black striped edging ... all looks amazing together. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. Amazing card, i just love it !!!

  5. Wauw, krachtige kleuren, die je blij maken.mooie rand. Je bent weer lekker aan het experimenteren! Liefs Ineke☀️

  6. Fantastic colors! Such a great sight in these cloudy, grey times...

  7. Wow - never thought to push around the alcohol inks with a paint brush! I guess that's what classes are for!! LOVE your bright blooms and pretty leaves Marianne! thanks for sharing this technique with the CAS Mix up Challenge! Julia xx

  8. Beautiful! The striped borders finish this off perfectly!

  9. So beautiful! I had not heard of this method; thanks for the info!

  10. beautiful flowers - it is fun to play with different mediums and paper
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  11. Love your flowers!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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