Saturday 25 August 2018

Live Big

Hello and so happy you stopped by.
I'm trying out a new-to-me technique called
Alcohol Marker Marbling
(the link takes you to Splitcoast Stampers)

This is a very simple technique using alcohol based markers like Copics.
Here is what I did to create my card.

I took a plastic sandwich bag and coloured onto it with my Copic markers in purple and blues.
I then sprayed it with a good amount of rubbing alcohol and then dabbed my photo paper into the wet ink.  I was left with a lovely, unique looking bkg.
The piece dried very quickly, so I placed it into my Misti and stamped the thistles and the sentiment.
Pretty simple CAS card.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
The Creative Crafters- ANTHING GOES
Creates and Makes- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey)= Live, Laugh (Rubberneckers)
Inks- Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper- Canon Photo
Accessories and Tools- Misti= Copic Markers= Rubbing Alcohol= plastic sandwich bag


Mac Mable said...

Fun and effective technique with wonderful colours. The silhouette stamping looks great against it. Fabulous card and thank you for the link X

nancy littrell said...

Your sentiment is perfect for your artsy background and stamped thistle. Looks like a fun and easy technique. TFS Karen.

Susan said...

Sounds like a great simple way to do an interesting background. And a good way to use those Copic markers I rarely use! Love your colours and the thistle stamps.

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card!

Ellibelle said...

It's simply stunning, Karen!

Ellibelle said...

Forgot to say, thank you for introducing me to another fantastic technique. Will have to try this soon!

Pat said...

This looks fun I must give it a try, and love the colours you have used Karen, and your teasels look great over the top. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous colors on the background and another wonderful card design.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I love your thistle against your AI background. I have to try this one :)

Loll said...

LOVE the colours of your alcohol marker background Karen. Such a fun sounding technique. Of course, I'm in love with this thistle, so think it's absolutely perfect on every card you use it on. xx

Loose Stitches said...

WOW, beautiful creation Karen! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry x

kiwimeskreations said...

Simple and CAS maybe, Karen, but also absolutely and beautifully stunning.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful Karen
Gr Karin

I Card Everyone said...

ANOTHER never-before-heard-of technique to add to the growing list of fabulous things to try!
Karen, it's gorgeous!

Bobby said...

I had to sit right down and try it, Karen. It didn't turn out quite as good as yours but it's a fun and easy technique.