Hello there - we have Virginia Lu today giving us an awesome tutorial on Vellum & Alcohol Inks. I invited her back to play along with our current Challenge #21.
Remember her stellar Birthday Party Favor here? We all wanted to see a tutorial, and Virginia has obliged. Here is what she had to say:
~ Gather supplies-clear/white vellum paper, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, Adirondack Alcohol Inks ( Pink Sherbet, Sunshine Yellow)
~ Use Alcohol Applicator with felt. Here I used regular brown felt for the alcohol inks as it works . AND it saves money!
~ You can control the color intensity by adding more/less inks and alcohol solution. Experimenting with the alcohol inks is part of the fun!
~You can either dab or swipe the inks to create textured look that you want.
~ After it dries, you can stamp or emboss
~I cut out the embossed images and tried out the designs
~ Make book marks with the fun sentiment
~ See how I used the die cut for creating edges (see top left)? You can make good use of your existing die cut.
~Color part of the sentiment
~Use Liquid Pearl Accents to add details on the muffin tops
~Add Stickles for the extra sparkle
With the extra cupcake images, I made a card. With Washi tape, buttons and sequins, this card was quick to put together!
Thanks for having me as the guest designer today! It is such a pleasure to share my work with you at Little Tangles!
Remember we have a few challenges open: CASE the Birthday Bash, and Challenge #21. Hope to see you entering!