Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fairies & Ink and Friday Giveaway Winner!

I am having so much fun with Sheena's images!  New fabulous designs are coming out this week!  My card today features a fairy from her new Hidden Fairy release and stamps from her Silhouette Garden set.

I'm using a coloring technique that I learned at the Create Retreat last week. I stamped the images with StazOn  onto Yupo watercolor paper and then used a paintbrush to add liquid frisquet to the Fairy's wings.

After it dried, I  dropped a color of an alcohol ink in a few spots and blew the drops with a straw. I repeated with a few colors. After I added all the color I wanted, I spritzed alcohol onto the color. I then blew the color around until I was happy with it. I spritzed once more and left it alone, to leave some dots and add texture. I also tried this on semi-glossy but did not get the same effect. The combination of the Yupo paper and alcohol inks is what makes the nice blending.  I recommend you try this technique with different papers to see what you like best.

After the ink dried, I removed the frisquet with an adhesive remover and the gently pulled it with my fingers.

List of Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Silhouette Garden, Hidden Fairies (coming out this week!)
PaperYupo white watercolorStampin' Up! basic black, Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers
Ink/Coloring:   StazOn jet black in padAdirondack Alcohol Inks
Accessories: Pebeo liquid frisquetStickles Star Dust, alcohol in a spray bottle


Now! Announcing the winner of the really cute,  Paintbox Poppets EZMount Stamp Set - Sleigh Ride  set!

Paintbox Poppets EZMount Stamp Set - Sleigh Ride
    Congratulations Manetta!

love the tickets!! very cute idea. background paper is very interesting....looks like a masculine card to me...which is difficult for many of us to come up with ideas! thank you for the opportunity to win. Very cute stamp.

Manetta, please email your full name, snail mail address and stamp set won to: tlynn@wideopenwest.com.

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!  


Marianne said...

This is a stunning piece!! Love it! Hugs,

Stacy H-W said...

Really, this is gorgeous Trena!! Love this technique!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful. I never have had any luck with my alcohol inks but after this post I might be brave enough to try again. Wish me luck. =)

Amy E said...

Oh my goodness Trena..this is incredible!! I absolutely love it and totally get the magic forest vibe when I look it it! GREAT JOB!!

tndj said...

That is a gorgeous card. Love the color effects. Will have to try it.

Cheryl said...

This is a work of art, Taylor!!!

Congratulations to Manetta!!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Congrats Manetta!!!!! Stunning card. Great technique. Hugs, Velma

Kathy said...

OMG!!! Trena, you have out done yourself my dear, this is stunning!! Even my hubby as he was passing by said that it was a gorgeous card! Thank you for the tutorials. Excellent job...

Kathy said...

Congrats to Manetta, have fun...

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wow this is amazing, the colors are wonderful...thanks for sharing

{Chrissie} said...

Trena, WOW, WOW, WOW! This is absolutely amazing, stunning, beautiful and incredible!!!!!!!!!

Manetta Kanefsky said...

thank you thank you!! I so love that stamp and was hoping to win it! I cannot wait to get it and create with it.

on this technique...I printed out the directions...I need to make a birthday card and this technique would be perfect for it.

KYCrafter said...

Soooooo beautiful!!!!! You come up with the best stuff!!