Lavinia World (6/20)- Dreamer
I'm so excited about this make- I've been challenging myself to come out of my safe zone and make more than cards.
I don't know if any of you have tried alcohol inks yet, but I AM ADDICTED to them! I love to watch the colors react together and/ or with alcohol added. It's like magic and since Lavinia stamps are all about fairies and other magical beings in the forest- they worked perfectly!
If you remember- I created a card almost identical to this for our first challenge (unintentionally), but if you look back you'll see I used different inks and the color contrast is fantastic.
I had to think about this layout since it's bigger than my normal card size.
I heat embossed most of the stamps in white- this takes a little more time than just stamping, however, the effect is worth it. I only used purple and blue ink to stamp my trees.
Embossing tips- 1. Use a resin bag (or used dryer sheet) to help eliminate excess powder from sticking where you don't want it to- you can use a stiff dry paint brush to carefully brush off any excess embossing powder. 2. Allow your heat gun to heat up before using- this starts the melting process quicker and then allow it to cool off completely before touching it or inking over it. I often do this step twice- gives it a greater lift and fills in the spots you might have missed.
Now the fun really starts- consider what colors you want to use and most importantly what color do they make when mixed- trust me on this- I've already created colors you can't begin to imagine and they aren't all pretty. I tend to work light to dark as I have more control. (I meant to keep track of each of the Ranger Alcohol Inks I used and forgot, but my best guess is Butterscotch, Pool, Amethyst, Citrus, Lettuce and Sailboat Blue.)
Most of the time I add the drops directly to my medium, but since the canvas is porous I used my applicator tool, felt and alcohol. Using 8-10 drops of your first color and either dabbed or spritzed with alcohol start to dab. If you dab when it's wet it will give you a water color effect and if you allow it to dry more it's gives it more of a bubbly or corroded look. Slowly start adding each color of ink- REMEMBER- these will mix together so be sure you are using colors that are going to create the effect you are looking for. (Money Saving Tip- You can buy 3 sheets of felt for about a $1 and cut them to size and use any store brand alcohol for blending.)
Lastly and not to be forgotten is the added glitter for the fairy wings.
Add any color frame that makes you happy and with a matching card you will have a great gift set.
Please be sure to join us at Lavinia World- We'd want to see what you come up with.
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Here are the rules:
Using Lavinia stamps is strongly recommended, but not required at this time.
Your chances of winning the challenge prize is doubled each time your entry uses Lavinia stamps. For example- if 3 designers pick your submission- that's 6 entries!
You must use a rubber or clear stamp in your project. Digi stamps are not allowed.
The theme is always Anything Goes.
This is a bi-weekly challenge, with a new challenge beginning every other Thursday.
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