Thursday, July 4, 2019

July CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Alcohol Inks/Alcohol Lift

It's time for the July CAS Stencil Card Challenge!  Cathy is our creative host this month and she would like to see us use Alcohol Inks and/or Alcohol Lift Technique on our CAS cards!
I was excited to try out the Alcohol Lift Technique - as I had purchased all the supplies for it (Yupo paper, Alcohol Lift Ink and reinker and a few more Alcohol Inks) when the technique was first introduced by Tim Holtz last January, but never found the time to try it out!
There are links to some AI technique videos over at CAS Stencil.  One by our very own Loll!
I looked at this one by Jennifer McGuire
Alcohol Lift Ink Techniques: by Jennifer McGuire  (Stencil technique part starts at (~15:50)
 I have a few photos showing my process.
I dropped 3 alcohol inks, Dandelion, Coral and Pink Sherbet onto the felt pad applicator and pounced it onto a panel of Yupo paper.  I dropped some Alcohol Blending solution onto the card and pounced that as well until I had the blended look I wanted.
I laid the stencil (Oval of Flowers from SSS) over one side of the panel.
I squirted some Alcohol Lift Reinker onto a round felt on a mini applicator and pounced it over the stencil until I saw that a lot of the ink was lifted.
 NOTE:  OOPS!!! I realized after that I was supposed to use a round FOAM sponge on the applicator with the Lift Ink - you can have seepage using the felt - mine came out ok but for my next time I'll use the foam!
 Then I dabbed over the stencil with a paper towel to remove more of the lifted ink.
 I removed the stencil and waited a minute to be sure the lift ink was dry and then buffed over the panel with another paper towel to reveal the cleaned lift - so cool!  I repeated the process on the other half of my panel so I could make two cards.
 I cut a panel of watercolor paper for the background of my stenciled piece but it looked really plain (!) so I splattered some orange water color ink over it.  Some of the drops were large and watery so I dried it with my heat tool before moving on!
 I die cut my Yupo panel as well as a piece of Orange Zest card with the Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals from PTI.  I layered the frame over the splattered panel with foam dots and the stenciled piece inside the frame.  I stamped the sentiment (Label Love - Altenew) onto white card, cut it out and layered it over the frame.  Then I added some black rhinestones.
 I made the background panel for the second card with black watercolor ink splatters.
 A small change but big visual difference I think?!
So please join us this month with this fun challenge to use your Alcohol Inks with your stencils!  You have until July 18th to link up your CAS cards!

You'll find links to tutorials as well as lots of creative inspiration from the Design team as well as our wonderful guest designer this monthJanet - Swanlady Impressions over at CAS Stencil!

I'm also linking my card to:
Either card works!  I have 3 black rhinestones  on 3 flowers on the first card and 5 black rhinestones on 5 flowers on the 2nd!

Stamps:  Label Love - Altenew
Paper:  Yupo Alcohol Ink Paper - Ranger, White, Orange Zest - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Hero Hues Black,  Alcohol Inks Dandelion, Coral, Pink Sherbert.
Accessories:  Oval of Flowers Stencil - Simon Says Stamp, watercolor paints, brush, water, Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals - PTI, foam dots, black rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, felt applicators and handle.


Barb Ghig said...

I love how your stenciled flowers turned out using the AI lift technique, Julia! Your color palette is so pretty and the splatters are the perfect touch! Such a beautiful card! Barb xx

Linda said...

I love your cards Julia, that's such a pretty stencil xx

Christine Alexander said...

Julia, wow you managed to get such a crisp lift with the stencil. Beautiful background :)

nancy littrell said...

Gosh, Julia..your alcohol ink lift stenciled flowers turned out beautifully for both cards. I think I liked the black splatters the best because of a more contrast kind of look. TFS both your beauties. Hugs...Nancy P.S. TFS the photo steps too...

Loll said...

Your AI panel turned out beautifully Julia. Love the combination of bright and sunny, summery colours. And the lift pad worked great. Still have to give mine another try. I love the sweet design with those daisies. The added rhinestones add a little bit of sparkle. Amazed at how different the feel of the card with just changing the colours of the splatters. :) xx

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are amazing, Julia! I love the first one with the orange splatters and I'm amazed at the very different and classy look with the black splatters! You could add these at CAS Mix Up.

Viv said...

Lovely AI lift flowers over a bright and sunny background Julia! I think the black spatters works more for me as I like the contrast more but 2 really great cards!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards, Julia. Wonderful warm colours. Your AI lifting is amazing... so clean. TFS the step-by-step. I bought all the AI lift products too, and still have not touched them. 🙈 xx

Susan said...

Both versions are lovely! The switch from orange to black splatters makes quite a difference - really interesting to see. Your alcohol ink lift worked really well - makes a great focal image!

Cathy said...

You've mastered this technique Julia, these cards look amazing. Love the touch of spatters in the background and how you've framed the stencilling too, really pretty. Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

Two gorgeous cards Julia, love your 'lifted' daisies in their oval frame and the tiny gems and splatters just complete the effect.... thanks also for sharing your technique with the photos - I think we've all had lots of fun and learnt heaps with this challenge

Mac Mable said...

Two really pretty cards and what a stunning effect with the stencilling and lift technique. The colours are gorgeous and loving the splats too. Amazing cards, both of them x

Papercraft Boutique said...

You did a fantastic job with this technique, Julia! Your ink-lifted daisies are so pretty and I love the warm and bright AI background. It's so interesting to see the color of spatters made a bid difference in the look of the cards.
Thanks so much for your step-bu-step tutorial and for sharing the first card at CAS Mix Up!
Hideko xx

cm said...

Another beauty in the gallery! I really need to try the lift technique (after I get a better handle on alcohol inks in general!). You are wonderfully inspiring; thank you for sharing your talents in the INK gallery!

Jo said...

You are a PRO at this Julia. Ooooh these colours with the marguerites are perfect. The splatters and orange oval frame add so much interest too. A beautiful card! xx