Friday, 19 July 2019

Evolution stencil and alcohol inks.

Hi everyone, have you had a chance to play along with the latest CAS Stencil challenge?
It's a technique theme, to use alcohol ink or alchol ink lift with a stencil.
It's a lot of fun and there's still plenty of time to join in. 
The DT and our wonderful guest Janet have loads of inspiration for you and there are some video tutorials on the challenge blog too.

For this tag I wanted to try something different with the alcohol inks. I put a few drops of  blue and purple with blending solution on a felt pad and swiped stripes across some yupo. I swiped a few times so the colours merged to mostly blues. I like the texture the stripes add so will try this method again.

I taped the stencil over the yupo and put a drop of alcohol lift ink reinker onto a sponge pad and used a blending tool to pat away some of the ink. The ink came away pretty easily.

I added a yellow hello diecut, layered for dimension and embossed with sparkle clear, and then clear embossing powder for some shine.

(Looking at the tag here I can see a face in the design, so hello seems appropriate lol!!)

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday where it's anything goes masculine.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where the theme is to make your own background.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Just Us Girls has the sentiment as the focus.


Stamplorations Evolution stencil; yupo; Ranger alcohol inks; blending solution; Dienamics pierced tag die; hello die ( not sure of brand); Wow sparkle clear and clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Liz said...

Great card, Cathy. I love the inky pattern. xx

Mac Mable said...

Yes I can see the face too x Fun technique, great effect and thank you for the unique inspiration x

Loll said...

I can see the face too, Cathy!! :) I love this technique of swiping the AI's across the panel. It really gives a look of texture and depth. Fabulous with the lifted ink over this fun stencil. The yellow hello is a wonderful contrast of colour with the blue background! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Great tag and beautiful stencil
Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you applied the alcohol inks with really thin stripes and your stenciling is fabulous, Cathy! I also love how you added sparkle to your sentiment, too...such a great masculine card!

Julia Aston said...

a great technique for your lift Cathy! love that stencil (I have it too) and the gold die cut word really pops off the blue! A wonderful challenge for us this month! xx

Viv said...

A clever background Cathy. the stripes work really well! Great card!

Michelle W said...

I love your stenciled background Cathy, I must try that! Beautiful card and thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Christine Alexander said...

Great stencil, I love the way used it one the tag. great card :)

nancy littrell said...

I have this stencil and have never noticed the face..thanks for the tip:-) Love the texture you created with the swiped alcohol inks striped background, Cathy. Your stenciling alcohol ink lift turned out beautifully. TFS and hosting this fun and creative technique this month, my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Anita in France said...

The swiped stripes add such delicious texture, Cathy ... and yep, I see a face in the stencil lifting! The simple, shimmery hello really allows this background to shine! Hugs, Anita :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love that streak look too. I must try it. And you did a wonderful job with the alcohol lift.
Thank you for having me as guest designer - you have all been so kind and welcoming.

Linda said...

What a fab stencil, and amazing results with the Alcohol Lift ..... love it!
I can see the face too ..... so cool! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Excellent AI background that teamed beautifully with the AI lift and stencil...a fabulous card Cathy and thanks for hosting this month and challenging me to try something new

Cat Craig said...

Well done, I too like the streaks through the ink.

Karen Brown said...

Your tag card with the alcohol ink/alcohol lift is very clever. Love the aqua blue you achieved with your ink blending. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Created by Kath said...

I love the blues of your tag, great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges-Masculine Anything Goes!