Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo Paper Not Just for Photo

I must admit I've been in a messy and experimental mood lately. I decided since I had my alcohol inks out dyeing paper towels (see previous post) to see what I could do with photo paper.

I definitely will be cutting more shapes out of Photo paper with my Silhouette and using alcohol and water color paints on them. I was thinking why didn't I think of this sooner. LOL! Here are my cards.

I could have cut out the flower with Cameron but decided to use the Sizzix die I won last year. I love how the photo paper worked for a flower. This was the first one I did where I learned that dry photo paper grabs the ink. Duh! I then sprayed gold Perfect Pearl mixed with water on the photo paper and dripped alcohol ink on it. The water helped the ink to move. The resulting pattern reminds me of something I might find in a Summer dress. I also cut out some sheer ribbon with my Big Shot and layered them between the flowers when I put it together. The square was stamped with a wood background stamp my sister gave me. I saw a card with pink wood background today and loved it. I went ahead and randomly stamped the pad over the stamped background.  I am not normally a pink person but I'm loving this card.
I sprayed the photo paper with water and then sprayed colored water but alas that particular mister no longer gives me a fine mist so I got splatters. I then randomly dripped Butterscotch ink and rotated the paper. The scallop is the scallop label in Studio. The butterfly is actually a free applique pattern which I converted to a cutting file. I sprayed them with water mixed with wild plum and stream alcohol ink. Then splattered gold water color paint while they were still wet. I'm not sure I like this card but it was fun playing and I know that someone will probably like it. LOL! So it is safe from the garbage can.

Have I inspired you to try photo paper either for backgrounds or cutting shapes out of? Since I can buy at a dollar  store packages of  the large size I think I'll be using it more. Where else can you buy unique paper for five cents a piece?

Thank you for stopping by and Happy summer. Wishing you happy Frugal crafting till we meet again.


  1. Very clever, Myoriah.
    Tine (Addie24)

  2. So pretty! I love the way they meld together to create a rainbow like effect. Very creative! Thank you Myoriah.

  3. Very beautiful effects...I'll be trying this.

  4. Oh, I love using photo paper, especially whenever I print out something to use on a project. My favorite is the Epson Matte Premium - it's fairly inexpensive and takes printer ink beautifully. Haven't been as successful with stamping on it, really need to play around to find the right kind of ink. Hadn't thought of trying out alcohol inks though - great idea! I'll give that a try as soon as I finish the massive clean up of my space... right now I don't think I could even FIND my inks, let alone actually use them!


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