Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone is here along with brand new Artist Marker Refills! Today, I’m sharing Alcohol Ink Anemones 3 Ways.
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Altenew Paint-A-Flower release day, the 22nd of each month has quickly become one of my favorite days. You know I love to color flowers, so the Paint-A-Flower series suits me well!
Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone includes one large flower arrangement and six beautiful mixed font sentiments perfect for encouragement and inspirational cards.
When you sign up for the Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly PAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)
Details to create alcohol ink anemones 3 ways are in this short card making video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and ring that bell.
Artist Marker Refills
My Tropical Forest, Sea Shore, and Rose Petal Artist Markers are well-loved and are feeling a bit dry. So I’m ecstatic to have the new refills not only for my markers but for fun alcohol ink techniques too!
Alcohol Ink Painting
I’ve been waiting for Tropical Forest and Sea Shore Artist Marker Refills to release and I couldn’t wait to play! I just adore this color palette. Don’t you?
First, I heat embossed Paint-A-Flower: Anemone with gold embossing powder on a 3.75 x 5-inch piece of Yupo paper. If you have the WOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool, use the lowest setting, keep the tool moving, and about 3-4 inches away from the Yupo paper to prevent warping.
Use an inexpensive synthetic bristle brush when painting with alcohol inks. Brushes dry out and become stiff due to the alcohol. Don’t ruin a high-quality brush!
Next, I dropped Mountain Mist and Rouge Marker Refill onto the anemones and Bamboo Marker Refill onto the leaves. I used a synthetic brush to paint with the alcohol ink and dried in between colors to prevent unwanted mixing.
Use a pipette or spray a bit of rubbing alcohol onto the panel and cause the ink to bleed outside the embossed lines. Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set finished off the card.
Crafting with Coffee Filters
This card was a surprise. It started off as a standard alcohol ink panel. Then after spraying it with alcohol, it looked like a pointillism piece.
As I was making the panel, I considered how to incorporate the anemones and sentiment. The anemones would be lost on the alcohol panel if stamped with an alcohol lift technique or even heat embossed because the panel is so busy.
So, I decided to cut down the panel with a rounded rectangle die. In order to keep the die clean, I put a coffee filter over the alcohol ink panel.
Of course, I didn’t let the panel dry completely, so the coffee filter stuck the alcohol ink panel! I tore off half of the filter and decided I’d stamp the sentiment directly on the coffee filter. Voila! I totally love it!!
The background panel is stamped with Obsidian Pigment Ink anemones and the alcohol ink panel is popped up on fun foam.
Use Your Leftovers
Now you know, I wasn’t letting the leftover alcohol ink frame go to waste. So I masked the left corner of an A2 sized (4.25 x 5.5-inch) white panel, stamped some anemones, and popped up the frame with Darice double-sided adhesive strips.
Although I played around with embellishments, I felt they distracted rather than added to these designs. So, I left each card unembellished.
1 Stencil 3 Cards No Ink Blending
Today, my crafty friends, Ardyth, Kathya, and Jenny are celebrating 5k YouTube Subscribers with a video hop.
Learn more alcohol ink techniques with the Altenew Bursting Dahlia stencil here.
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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 05/30/2020.
Laurie Willison, one of my favorite clean and simple designers, is next on the hop. The full list is below so that you don’t miss one bit of creative genius from this talented group.
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