Friday, 27 February 2015

Alcohol and Paint Backgrounds

It is nearly the end of the month but there is still time to play along with February's challenge at Country View Crafts - where the theme is drips and drops.
This is my second project on the theme and quite different to the first! 

I used alcohol to create my drops which can give a really interesting background - but it can be a little random! I started taking watercolour card and painting it with baltic blue chalk paint. Once dry I took some ice blue and watered it down. You have to be quick at this point, so get whatever alcohol you are using ready. I used the ranger blending solution. Paint over the first layer with the watered down paint and while wet drip alcohol on it and watch the circles appear! You can leave it here but I added another layer of red paint and dripped again.

For my flowers and matt layer I took some paper artsy colours and did some brayering.

I stamped and punched my flowers before assembling and adding the sentiment.

We are back on Sunday with a new challenge for March so do pop back!
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  1. Terrific ideas on this Nikki. The background is amazing and shows up the wonderful flowers. Everything matches so well

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Wow Nikki, what a fantastic technique, it makes the most wonderful background! This is one to try out for sure. Thanks so much for sharing it. Anne xx

  3. Looooove those backgrounds Nikki and your card is just fabulous! Great colours! hugs :)

  4. Beautiful backgrounds, love the techniques. Xx

  5. Wonderful background, Nikki! Great use of techniques and the card is fabulous! Enjoy the weekend!

  6. Gorgeous backgrounds Nikki and that card is just yummy!
    Have a fab,crafty weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. Lovely card Nikki and a great technique, thanks for sharing it xx

  8. A very cool technique and love this card, Nikki! Hugs!

  9. A very cool technique and love this card, Nikki! Hugs!

  10. Brilliant background techniques - what an inspiring post.
    Alison xx


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