Wednesday 21 August 2019

Happy Day

Going for some colour today with a card I posted last week over at Splitcoast Stampers.
This technique was very fun to try as I had never done it before and it involved stencils, so I was in!!

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I tend to use that all the time but you could use watercolour paper as well.  
I recently picked up Vicki Boutin's Acrylic Paints that come in a 4 pack set from my local Scrapbook Store and wanted to try them out.  Such great colours and they worked so well for this technique.

So, I squeezed some paint out onto my non-stick craft mat and using a brayer, I covered the paper with colour.  It was all random with no plan in mind.
Next, I took one of the stencils from the Layered Mandala and placed it over the inked bkg.  Then using a baby wipe, I removed the paint through the holes of the stencil to reveal this beautiful pattern.
When it was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with some black eb powder.
I mounted the piece onto some pink cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

I hope you will give this a try.  
Thanks again so much for coming by and taking a look.

I used the bottom one for my card.
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Smile Often (IO)
Inks- Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tool- Layered Mandala (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Vicki Boutin paint; Brayer (Speedball); baby wipes; black eb powder; heat tool


Mac Mable said...

What a fun technique and what an artsy and unique card x.

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous Karen, wonderful colours and the baby wipe technique worked so well with the stencil. Love the pop of black from that large sentiment too, Cathy x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this technique and it turned out so pretty..nice and bright. xx

Pat said...

You do these techniques excellently Karen and using the baby wipe to remove the ink from within the stencilled areas is a great idea and the colours of these four acrylic paints you bought look fabulous together. I love the black sentiment too. x

Christine Alexander said...

Great background Karen, something new to try. I love your brightly coloured card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What an awesome background Karen, and a stunning card. Love the pink layer which brings it all together

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE it, so beautiful with another lovely sentiment.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous acrylic background and stenciled mandala image, Karen. I love your choice of sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Ellie Knol said...

I know about this technique.. not sure whether I really used it for a background... with distress inks yes, but not with acrylics..
beautiful creation!