Friday, June 22, 2018

Underwater Scene with Alcohol Ink Die Cut Background

Hello Everyone! I had a lot of fun making this <------click    underwater themed card that I thought I would give it another shot but this time using Alcohol Inks for the background.

Watch the video here.

I started off with blending my chosen alcohol inks on to a piece of Yupo paper. I did a lot of splattering with the blending solution and a watercolor brush to create texture.


Once I achieved the look I wanted with the Alcohol Inks I set that piece aside to dry thoroughly. Then I stamped the two otter images from the Hero Arts Otterly Amazing stamp set with Gina K. Amalgam Ink. 

I die cut the alcohol ink background with a Lawn Fawn dotted rectangle die and then used 4 different sized circle dies to create the windows. To color the otters I used various colors of warm/ french grays and a few cream colors from my Prismacolor Pencil set. I kept the coloring simple and light because the background is pretty busy and rather darkish. 

I used the same Lawn Fawn rectangle die to cut out a piece of Simon Says Stamp Surf blue cardstock and used the Alcohol Ink background as a guide to trace the top left and the bottom right circles with a pencil. I did this so that I could easily see where I wanted the small fish and clam images to be stamped on the blue cardstock.


After stamping the images (some of them multiple times) I colored them all in with a Prismacolor white pencil. Because these images are on a colored cardstock I needed the white pencil to act as a neutral base so that the pencils I used show true to color.

Using a simple color palette, I colored the small stamped images in and then traced the black lines with a micron pen. Then I attached that piece to a Neenah Solar white card base. I then attached the Alcohol Ink background to the pencil colored piece with foam tape.

Then I added two of the circle cut outs to the large circle die cuts and placed the otters over top. I liked how that looked with the small circle of the alcohol ink background behind the otters.

I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Otterly Amazing stamp set on to a piece of scrap Neenah solar white and trimmed it down and added a flag end on the right side. Then I could glue that down right above the largest otter and circle.


The finish off the card I used Glossy Accents on the eyes of the otters and to the small fish, clam and bubbles. To create more texture and interest I added clear Nuvo Crystal drops to the entire card, just scattering them everywhere, I thought it looked like air bubbles.

For the inside I took the last two die cut circles and adhered them to the top left and right corners.... no wasted pieces!

Prismacolor Pencils Used:
White PC938
10% French Gray PC1068
20% French Gray PC1069
Eggshell PC140
30% Warm Gray PC1052
50% Warm Gray PC1054
90% Warm Gray PC1058
Blush Pink PC928



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