Hi crafters. I was inspired by Sandra’s card last week where she used alcohol inks over texture paste on yupo. I decided to try that. I used a 5×7 piece of Yupo paper and applied texture paste through the Prima ornate lace stencil. I wanted to try to foil on wet embossing paste so I put some foil over it while it dried. This was a mistake. The yupo doesn’t absorb any moisture and with the foil over it, it can’t evaporate so it doesn’t dry. I ended up with wet paste for about 36 hours. As it turned out I shouldn’t have bothered. Some foil did stick. I applied Ranger and Piñata alcohol inks, gold mixative and blending solution. Where the inks covered the foil they seemed to cover/remove some foil, so when the inks were drying I put the foil back on and it adhered in many places including the texture paste raised areas. Next time I would just leave foiling until this stage. I had used warm colours with a little lettuce green. Because the background was now bright, sparkly and busy, I decided to play with the same inks on photo paper to make the flowers and leaves out of the same colours rather than introduce more colours. I tried applying the ink in various ways and decided to use pieces that were mainly orange, red and yellowy green. I cut the paper with many dies from these sets:Funky florals 2,3; CUTplorations trendy spring bloom dies; Altenew doodle blooms and a couple of flower punches.
I stacked pieces and adhered gold glitter and yellow gems. Pieces of foam were placed behind the flowers when everything was stuck down. I used a Pinkfresh Studio die for the sentiment and the heart is also from that. I added a little brown oil pastel around the edge. It is hard to capture the shine and sparkle in photos.
I am entering this card in the
Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Beautiful Blooms
Stamplorations April Mixed media challenge:
Simon says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Spring flowers