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12 April 2015

Happy 97th, Mom

I'm determined to try more new techniques this year, especially with paper arts. So I tried a form of paper "dyeing" using shaving cream and alcohol inks. The butterfly was die-cut using one of my more successful marbled papers.

To simplify, you drop drops (in this case, of alcohol inks) into a flat pan (think baking pan) of piled up shaving cream (think Dollar Store). Then you take combs or chop sticks and swirl it all around. Until it reminds you of grooving to that special album back in '68. 

Finally, lay the paper on top and press gently for a minute or two. Let dry. Try it on different papers you have: vellum, watercolor paper, textured paper like mulberry, ultra-smooth paper made for Copics pens ... and even cheapo-copy paper. It's all different, and lots of fun.

Happy 97th, to a wonderful, inspiring Mom!
If you've ever opened an antique book and marveled at how cool its endpapers look, perhaps you were looking at marbeled papers, commonly used on the inner front and end covers in finer books back in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.
You can also marble fabrics. Maybe wood. Maybe anything. I digress.

Card Recipe: size: 6 1/2" x 5"
Backing Paper: Gypsy Sisters Collection, Kaisercraft
Butterfly die-cut: self-marbled paper using Ranger Alcohol Inks
Die: Tim Holtz for Sizzix Butterfly #2
Lace die-cut: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Double-edge Punch, using the paper below :
DCWV Glitter Stack, pink
Glitter accents: Copper Stickles, by Ranger
Sentiment Stamp: Autumn Leaves Stampology: Between the Lines (check Ebay) oop

Vellum by Recollections, embossed in Gold
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for Sentiment; Card Edged in Picked Raspberry
Gold Die accent: Spellbinders Majestic Elements Adorning Squares
Aqua star beads on Gold Die accent

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Quick Quotes: Celebrate Something!
Power Poppy: Pop! of Pastel 

I hope you're having a Spring in your urge to create, whatever your art form may be!

1 comment:

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow! what a milestone celebration! and a gorgeous card! I have that stamp, too! great job! thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!