When DH gave me some play money for my birthday,
I bought some alcohol inks.
I'd been admiring this background technique since I started stamping.
Then I kept seeing Laurie's beautiful cards using this technique on
So I went shopping for alcohol inks.
I got the inks out and had a play with them.
They are so much fun!
And I love the mottled background.
I used Lettuce and Pool on this one with
Snow Cap Mixative.
Edited to add that Vicki suggested that I enter this in the Muse Challenge so here I go.
The current Mixed Media Challenge theme is
I had the By the Seashore stamp set in my NBUS box
and thought it was a good opportunity to ink it up.
I stamped the shells with Sahara Sand ink
then fussy cut them and edged with a Sahara Sand marker.
And used a White Gel Pen on the sand dollar
one of the Skin Tone Blendabilities on the shell and starfish,
and also a Creamy Caramel marker on the starfish.
I put the shells on some burlap ribbon with lots of hot glue
and added a pearl.
For a little added texture, I distressed the Crumb Cake mat.
Maybe you'd like to try some mixed media?
So glad you stopped by.
Stamps: By the Seashore
Ink: Sahara Sand, Alcohol Ink (Pool, Lettuce, Snow Cap Mixative, Blending Solution; Adirondack), SU Marker (Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel)
Paper: 110# Solar White (Neena), Crumb Cake, Glossy Paper, Whisper White
Other: Distressing Tool, Stitched Mat Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Burlap Ribbon, Large Basic Pearl (retired)
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted