Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Alcohol Ink Flowers

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Hi peeps! Dawn here from the little mennonite blog. Keeping with our flower theme this month I created a flower panel with alcohol ink.


On a panel of yupo paper drop a small drop of Flamingo alcohol ink and let dry. Next add a drop of Sunshine Yellow alcohol ink and let it dry completely too. Wet a small paintbrush with 99% rubbing alcohol and wet a very small spot of dried ink. Blow (with a straw) the now wet ink out from the center. Repeat this until you get a full flower. The repeat to create multiple flowers. Add black pen to create an outline. Let dry.

Tuesday with Tara {take 83}

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

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Here’s hoping the week to come is full of beautiful things… like this adorable die set by My Favorite Things.  I cut the “beautiful” word from a heavyweight glossy cardstock, which gave the mottled look you see here as I spritzed some metallic paint on it, as well as splattering it on my card base. (You can get a similar look by mixing Liquid Pearls with a bit of water in a Mini Mister.)

I chose a solid floral stamp from my stash (one from this set or this set would work great!) and spritzed it with water before coloring directly on the rubber with distress crayons.  I also added a bit of shimmer with the paint I’d used on the word & card background. My image was a bit damp, which added to the abstract look. Once it was dry (with the help of a heat tool) I added some bling to finish it off.

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I’ll be sending this card to one of my single girlfriends for Valentines Day… because every woman deserves a reminder that she is beautiful!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 45}

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Happy Tuesday!

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This week I have a simple card with a beautiful sentiment (by Stampendous- stamped on a Sizzix die cut) and colorful flowers… that started out as simple WHITE paper flowers and had themselves kicked up several notches with a generous sprinkling of Color Burst!  Once I settled on my card layout, I selected a few colors of Color Burst.  I set an assortment of flowers on a white piece of cardstock and misted it all with water before squeezing a bit of Color Burst onto the flowers.  I spritzed again with water and then dried the flowers with a heat tool.  I used just one shade of Color burst on each flower (and the die cut Sizzix butterfly) but I love how you can see all the sprinkles that work together to compose each shade.

I made a few cards using this design- here’s some close ups of the flowers on each of them:

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Each card was finished with touches of bling from my stash, and some of them had bits of glitter added as well… hope you like my cheery cards!  I love the possibilities to ink white paper flowers with Color Burst!  It gives a very unique look, different from using spray inks or Distress Ink and an applicator.  Hope you like it!

Inky hugs,