Hello! We are excited to launch 9 NEW stencils today which are available to pre-order now! We have been sharing lots of gorgeous inspiration here on our blog and on our social media over the past few days and there is more to come! Today we have stempelfrida here with a stunning card featuring the bird mask and stencil from our ‘Time Flies’ set…
Healing – The bird’s soul heals and it can therefore gradually separate again from the undefined background. I have created it with a blending technique from the alcohol ink background. This stencil was just right for this, because it contains both the positive and the negative of the bird.
My card today was made with alcohol inks. After creating the background I used a blending technique to bring in my motif.
But first to the beginning. My paper is Yupo paper. If you work a lot with alcohol inks, you know it: The typical, often used great effect of the flow of alcohol inks is especially good on Yupo paper. Papers with closed surfaces are suitable, so that the ink doesn’t sink into the paper and so it remains runnable. Yupo paper is actually a kind of plastic and therefore has a very smooth, closed surface and is virtually the non plus ultra among the suitable papers. The disadvantage, however, is that other techniques don´t work so well on it. These include embossing e.g. (be careful Yupo “paper” melts very easily because it is a plastic) or simply stamping. The surface is very slippery and therefore you not only have the problem with the imprint itself (it is really hard to get a crisp stamp image), but also that there are only a few stamp pads with which you can get a permanent print on Yupo paper.
You can also use encausting paper, which is the second choice I would say, closely followed by some ceramic papers or photo paper. But every paper is different and I encourage you to experiment with different papers. You will discover a lot of different effects.
On my Yupo paper I designed the background with three colours of alcohol inks. Then I used the great new stencil “Time Flies”. To be honest, there are actually a stencils and mask in this set. A positive and a matching negative. First I put the one on my yupo background that has the bird as a blank part. With a kitchen towel and isopropanol (you can also use Blending Solution) I wiped or blurred most of the paint from inside the bird. I also worked with a belnding pen. After it had dried again, I put the mask representing the actual bird on my bird image and made the white border with a Sakura pen. I added a little bit of perspective to the bird with copics by creating shadows around it and I also added details to the bird with them.
I described above that it is often difficult to stamp on Yupo paper. Also for this the stencils came right for me. With the new Words of Support stencil I added the word on my collage with black acrylic paint. So it stands out a bit as if it were embossed.
Time Flies Stencil
Words of Support Stencil
Copics R08, R29, R56
Alcohol Ink Blending pen
Alcohol Ink sunshine yellow, valencia, gumball
What a gorgeous card! We love your colour choices, so vibrant and summery! This technique works wonderfully with this stencil and mask set. Thank you stempelfrida ♡
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Have a lovely evening.
Helen & Mark xx