It's the 13th of the month and time for another Hot Mess = Success card making challenge! The concept is that even though the creation process is messy, we can end up with success...well...in my case, most of the time!
My friends have been inspiring me with their amazing results using various techniques with alcohol inks, Yupo paper, etc. So I bought a few colors and hit the YouTube channels for some instructions.
Jennifer Mcguire's Video for Alcohol Resist Stamping caught my attention:
Here are my two panels:
The larger panel on the right is on Yupo and has Dijon and Citrus Ranger Inks blended after spritzing with rubbing alcohol.
Then, ink up a stamp with Ranger's Alcohol Resist Lift Ink and stamp onto the Yupo panel, and then onto regular card stock. If using a Misti type tool, you could repeat this until the image on your regular card stock panel is darker.
Take a paper towel and blot the Yupo panel and image until it emerges from the inked background. Be careful to rotate your paper towel so that you're always using a fresh part and not transferring ink back onto the panel.
Here's my first attempt at this last month:
I like the Yupo panel colors and swirls better than this go around. However, here's my Lesson Learned:
The dandelion stamp creates too faint of an image to get good results. At least it did for me.
Then trim up your panels and make your cards. My end results:
Next time, I think I'll create some color on the card stock panel, maybe use a mask to create an oval or something similar. Perhaps using a light colored card stock, or getting more colors on the Yupo panel. I thought the image stamped onto the white card stock looked too stark, so I sponged some light yellow onto it.
Both of these cards are hitting the mail to my good friend in NH who is having her first knee replacement surgery later this week.
Now I'm off to these blogs to admire the Hot Mess Successes created by my friends: