Playing with Alcohol Inks!
Hi there! Emily here today with another project combining Honey Bee Stamps and alcohol inks. This time, I chose to pair the alcohol inks with the beautifully detailed Zen Bouquet. I am currently having a love affair with gold, purple, and magenta, so I thought I’d combine those three colors with the gorgeous florals in the Zen Bouquet stamp. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by heat embossing the large main image from Zen Bouquet onto some 5×7 Yupo paper. I did this to help avoid warping the edges of my paper, as the heat gun causes it to warp very easily along the edge of this specialty paper. Another tip for embossing on Yupo: make sure your heat gun is good and HOT. You want to spend as little time pointing it at the paper as possible. After embossing my image, I dropped my alcohol inks onto the paper and moved them around by blowing into a straw. These are such a neat effect that I can’t stop using them!!
I will say that it probably would have been easier if I had done my alcohol inking and then embossed my image, because the embossing powder did not “resist” the alcohol inks the way it does regular inks or water… it was just covered up. Created cool texture though! But I wanted the details on this beautifully intricate stamp to come through, so after the ink was completely dry, I restamped it using my MISTI and heat embossed it again, then die cut it with the coordinating die.
Because the background was so pretty, I wanted to just add a pretty sentiment to make sure that the background could shine, so I die cut the Large Thanks from both hot pink foil and gold glitter paper and popped it up with dimensional foam tape. I added the sentiment strip (from Thanks and Giving) beneath and popped it up with foam tape.
The final step was to add some pretty jewels from the Unicorn Rhinestone set to add even more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you enjoyed another alcohol ink project. I think they work beautifully with the gorgeous stamps and dies from Honey Bee! Have a fantastic weekend, and if you’re in the path of snow and ice, stay safe and warm!