Hello Ranunculus!


For the background I first applied some pink and purple alcohol inks to Yupo paper.  When it was dry, I stamped the ranunculus (Simon Says Stamp) with red Archival ink (Ranger).  I made the pink ranunculus by wiping off the red ink with a cloth before it dried.  I die cut the Hero arts “hello” from some foam, adhered it to the card and added some black enamel dots.

I’ve added this to my Etsy shop which you can see here.

The Snuggle is Real

This is a card I made to welcome a new baby.  The stamps are from Reverse Confetti and the idea to recess the baby onesies is from Nina-Marie Trapani.  I went with non-traditional baby colors, using purple, teal and green Ranger Archival Inks for the stamping and Wild Honey Distress Ink for that golden glow.


Creative Chemistry 103: Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist

Creative Chemistry 103 explored another way to use Distress Crayons as a resist.  The interesting thing is that one of the ways you can apply the crayons is as watercolor paint but after the crayons are dry, they can function as a resist against Distress Ink so you can ink right over the image and add water as you would to many Distress Ink techniques without it reacting to the image.


Creative Chemistry 102: Faded Layers

For this Creative Chemistry project we applied a selection of alcohol ink colors to Alcohol Ink Cardstock with the Ranger ink applicator tool to cover the card. We then put a stencil on top of the card and applied Blending Solution. We removed the stencil and when the card was dry we stamped images on top with Archival Ink.


The faded layer helps to give the image a holographic effect – love it!




Creative Chemistry 102: Monoprint

I have discovered that one of my best tools is my craft sheet.  For today’s technique we laid down some Metallic Mixative and several colors of Alcohol Inks on the craft sheet along with some alcohol blending solution and drug our Alcohol Ink Cardstock through the inks until we liked the effect.  After it was dry we used Archival Ink to stamp some images.


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I love the mix of the bright colors, metallic and black.