Friday, May 10, 2013

Splattered Alcohol Ink Fairy Card

I've seen this technique done several times on different videos but never did it before as I didn't have  glossy cardstock. Then I found some glossy blank cards which I have no idea what I bought them for. Sorry the picture does not do this card justice. It shimmers from using pearl watercolor and gold acrylic paint.
I used a combination of alcohol ink and soap dye leftover from my soap making days. Alas I ran out of canned air. I didn't like the bare spots so decided to brush a pearl watercolor over it. That is when I discovered that soap dye is water based. I did get a beautiful pearl green out of it. Then I thinned gold acrylic paint and brushed it on. I waited a couple of minutes and then took a paper towel and placed over it letting the paper towel soak up the puddles and giving a nice texture. I wanted to add a stamped element since my goal is to stamp on every card. I decided to go with a background stamp of flowers and butterflies. I don't have black Stazon ink so had to use my royal purple. I held my breath hoping that I would get a good stamped image as this background stamp can be fussy at times and not stamp crisp.

The fairy is an image from Dover. It was a little tricky turning the image into a print and cut with point editing. I'm pleased how nicely though she turned out. I colored her in with colored pencils and chalk. I also used crystal glitter on the top of her wand and the ornament she is holding.

There you have it my frugal card using supplies I have on hand. Thank you for stopping by and do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Myoriah
    What a gorgeous background.
    Your fairy is lovely.

  2. Beautiful!! I love the splattered look of this fabulous colored background. The fairy image goes great with it.

  3. You really have a way with beautiful backgrounds. This is totally amazing. You went through so many steps to create this beautiful piece of art. Have a good weekend my friend!

  4. You are quickly becoming the queen of techniques! Love how many different things you try and that you aren't afraid to just play and see what happens. I had forgotten how much fun it was to use glossy cardstock... I think I have some around here someplace and will have to dig it out and give it a try.


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