Wednesday, October 26, 2016

inspiring me right now... marble

I have a tendency to go on "kicks". You know, the kind of thing where you LOVE something so much you do it for weeks until you get it out of your system. I am very "kicky", like lentil soup everyday for lunch for a few months now; or wearing striped shirts almost every other day because they are my fav & I have so many; watching a whole season on Netflix in a weekend; or loving a trend so much that I have to think of every crafty technique to create it with paper & ink. That was a long-winded way of me saying welcome to marble week!

I'm sure I haven't thought of every way to use my supplies to marble but I have a few to share along with an inspiration board.
Let's start with acrylic paint! This card uses acrylic paint in 2 ways to create 2 marbled looks.
To create the background, you need water, non-toxic dish soap, non-toxic acrylic paint and a shallow dish to work in. Mix a solution that is 1 part paint, 1 part soap and 2 parts water. I used metallic gold paint.
Use a straw to fill the dish with bubbles. It's just like the bubbles you blew in your milk when you were a kid, LOL! 
When the dish is full of bubbles, gently press a piece of cardstock into the bubbles. Repeat as desired to achieve a look you love.
To create the leaf accents, stamp on gold foil paper with a permanent ink like Stazon.

Die cut leaves with coordinating dies.

Apply a large dollop of white acrylic paint to a non-stick surface and add a few drops of alcohol ink or other liquid ink (like a reinker). 
Swirl ink in paint with a tool like a toothpick to create a design.
Dip leaves into paint.
Die cut the background and sentiment, gather all the pieces and assemble.

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more!



Laura Norris said...

What a cool effect you got! This is awesome!

Amyjzs said...

Love this technique! Your card is awesome. I was wondering how you did those leaves. Thanks for sharing.