Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Use Some Words and Embrace Your Weirdness

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi everyone,
it is Dot here with a tutorial for you using alcohol inks.
This fortnight's challenge is to use words
and the main ones used is this card are from 'Stay Weird'.

Step 1:  Using glossy cardstock put some blending solution onto your card, dripping a few drops of blue, yellow and green alcohol inks.

Step 2:  Carefully tilt the card around allowing the ink to move in different directions.  I like to keep it away from the edges if I can.  You can repeat this if you wish, it gives even more interesting effects with the alcohol inks. It's great fun just to play with this technique.

Step 3:  A harlequin stencil was used to add blue archival ink through in random areas.  This helps to extend the colour outward into the white areas.

Step 4:  Mask off the words from the 'Stay Weird' stamp.  Use 2nd generation stamping, with the same blue archival ink, stamp these words in random places.  Again, extending the blue outwards.  Repeat with a yellow archival ink.  

Step 5:  Stamp 'Stay Weird' onto black cardstock with Versamark and white emboss the words. Trim and sketch around the edge with a white gel pen.

Step 6:  Randomly stamp the gorgeous scrolled writing from ATC Text Set 1 onto the background.  Stamp a couple of your crazy characters from Isle of Aud Animals and Misc. Anthropomorphs onto some photo copy paper and cut them out. Adhere them to your background.

To Finish off ... Doodle a border with a black finer pen. Flick a little white paint to the background if you wish. Attach the finished piece to your folded and scored black cardstock.

Extra notes:  To get the fine detail of the giraffe I've stamped it first onto the background with archival ink. Then when cutting out the giraffe I've simply cut straight down the outside of it's neck. When you place your cut out of the giraffe over the top the fine detail is easy to see.  No fussing cutting of giraffe mains was necessary. 

A quick reminder that you still have a couple of days left in order to enter our challenge here,
or over on facebook.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

1 comment:

  1. I love that lush background andthous stams are adorable:) Thanks for step by step!


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