Hi all. I had in mind to make a card for a upcoming masculine birthday using my alcohol inks on Yupo paper with some stamping which is what I did but wasn't sure that it was good enough to send, but have decided to show it here and see what you all think. I used the Steampunkery set from Chocolate Baroque, and I eventally made another card to send using the same set which you will see on a future blog post, but I used another stamp for that instead.
I started with the alcohol ink background. I dropped several shades of blue on to the yupo paper with some blending solution and used a brush to move it about. I started with Indigo but it was far too dark so gradually added more solution and covered with mainly Stonewashed with a little Pool, and then Lemonade and Butterscotch for the sun. I wanted to make it a little bit surreal so I pushed the yellow around a bit and on the surrounding sky in those lines you see as I think it gives the feeling of movement. When dry I added the winged penny farthing using Black Archival ink and using my Misti I was able to ink it up quite a few times but I still feel it is rather patchy and some bits look darker than others. I was going to use Versafine but I wasn't sure that it would dry on the yupo so stayed with the Archival. I mounted it on to black card and then on a 6" square white card and for now decided to leave it without a sentiment as I'm still not sure if I would send it to anyone anyway especially as it was a bit of an experiment having painted but not stamped on the yupo before.
It would have been better to heat embossed the image but this yupo is very thin and does not like the heat gun. It is a recent acquisition and I obviously didn't read the description properly where it plainly says 85gsm which is only like the thickness of copy paper so no wonder it won't heat emboss.
On a different subject, I have a lot of spare 7" square white envelopes
which I don't need, and also some 8" square ones too. Due to a lack of space I buy just one size of white cards and cut them down to suit and buy a couple of sizes of envelopes i.e. 6" square and 7" x 5" which are the two main sizes I make. Before sending them for recycling I thought I would see if anyone in the UK has need of this size of envelope. I have 'comment
moderation' switched on so if you would like some just leave me a
message there and I will get back to you. I do occasionally make my own cards but I am basically lazy and much prefer just picking up a pre-folded card.
Lastly before saying goodbye, I have a new follower called Lia who I can't find any details for, so Lia if you would like to get in touch by leaving me a comment (as mentioned I have comment moderation), leaving your details and then I will give you a shout out on here.
Thanks for visiting today and I will see you again soon.