Wednesday, 14 December 2016



Hi everyone

How're things with you?  Still calm
and relaxed?! ....................... 
You've not been to the shops then?!

Am continuing the collage theme today
with a lovely card from Claire Jackson

For the theme this week I have taken a Carabelle Studio collage stamp 
which includes different elements and forms combined in the one stamp. 

This technique uses yupo synthetic paper and alcohol ink 
and is great to create an effective background quickly. 

Cut a piece of yupo 21 x 7cm. 

Use alcohol markers to roughly colour a sunset sky.

Add a couple of drops of turquoise and aqua alcohol ink to a felt applicator 
and sponge over the top of the sky

Add a drop of raspberry to a clean felt pad and build up the sun. 

Use limeade to build up bushes along the base. 

Use clear blending solution to mix the yellows and oranges together

Add a few drips of blending solution towards the top of the sky 
and let the alcohol spread to create clouds. 

You can go back in with the alcohol markers to add smaller details or define hills or bushes

The inks dry very quickly and can be stamped over in Archival ink.

Stamp the collage image in jet black Archival ink 
before trimming and mounting on a card blank. 

I added a sentiment but it would work equally well without


 Thank you Claire for the
background technique it
makes a beautiful card

See you all tomorrow

Mickie xx


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