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Brutus Monroe: Mottled Alcohol Ink background

Hi and good to see you. I hope you are having a great start to your weekend. Did you see the weekly blog hop on Wednesday? The team showcased some fantastic makes with the Dragon Kisses stamp set. I loved working on the set that I made two cards so I could show you even more inspiration today. These stamps are perfect for colour in and today I used my alcohol markers to do just that. Hopefully, you will be full of inspiration by the time the stamp set is released at the end of May so keep an eye out! For this card today, I decided to create a Mottled Alcohol Ink background- I think this has created a perfect soft backdrop to make this dragon pop.

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MOTTLEd ALCOHOL INK BACKGROUND Card Process Overview

Stamp the dragon in Raven detail ink on to Alabaster cardstock. Using a selection of alcohol markers, colour in the dragon. I imagined my light source was in the top right corner and coloured the leg/stomach darker for depth. Once complete, fussy cut this out. 

For the background, I applied small drops of alcohol ink to a felt pad on an alcohol ink applicator – similar to the blending tool, but use felt instead of foam pads. In addition, add a little blending solution to help move the ink when applying it to your paper. I dabbed the applicator up and down onto some Yupo translucent paper. This motion with the small number of ink drops on the pad allows you to create a mottled background. 

To finish the card, I die-cut a stitched square frame out of Alabaster card and foam mounted onto the alcohol ink background. In addition, the dragon was mounted sitting inside the frame as though it was peeking out. The sentiment was die-cut several times and stacked onto with craft glue. Lastly, I embellished with a selection of sequins including Crystal Bottle cap sequins

MOTTLEd ALCOHOL INK BACKGROUND Card photos

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For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Brutus Monroe blog HERE to find out more.

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*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Brutus Monroe to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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