Last month I posted a background technique using Stampin’ Blends and isopropyl alcohol see here and I also created a tutorial video for Instagram here. That card created a spin-off techiuque, I have no name for it! I personally have not seen Stampin’ Blends creating a background like this.
I am not alone in sharing Stampin’ Blends on cards, the theme for this rounds INKspired blog hop so at the end of the post make sure you keep clicking.
Check out that background! It is two techniques really one is the blended background and the second is creating a marble effect.
I colour Stampin Blends onto White Vellum A4 Card Stock, starting with Dark Highland Heather, Dark Fresh Freesia, Light Polished Pink, Dark Polished Pink and Light Magenta Madness. I sprayed pure Isopropyl Alcohol (I get mine from Bunnings) it needs to be 100% Isopropanol for the Blends to work their magic. I press a card front of Basic White into the colour and rub the background. I repeat the process of colouring in the same order, spraying and re-press the cardstock into the colour for a more vibrant look.
See the video here.
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The second part is adding texture and the gold detail that I think makes it look like a marble effect.
I placed the colour card front into Painted Texture embossing folder, on the raised sections I paint a little Tombow Liquid Glue and rub Gilded Leafing. With a larger dry paintbrush I remove the bits of Gilded Leafing that did not stick.
Splatter is my obsession of late, I don’t suggest doing this with new Blends as it kills your nib BUT I flick the fat tip on the lid. Best to watch the video to see what I mean.
Inside I used the Artistic Dies to cut the floral accent from a leftover scrap I had when playing around with colours and process.
Next up is Maree McIntosh, one of the originals that started INKspired blog hop
Here is the list of items used. All shipped Australia wide.