Hello and welcome. I hope you are enjoying the update to the website.
Today I was inspired by a card that Bobbi Smith created for Tim Holtz and Creativation (you can find hers here). If you get a chance be sure to follow the blog hop, tons of inspiration.
Right after I seen her card, I had to get my hands on some mica flakes (thanks Amazon!). I was giddy today when it arrived, it is such a unique organic substance I know I will be playing around with it a ton in the near future. Anyway on with some details.
For the background, I happen to be on Youtube early today and caught Wendy Vecchi’s isopropyl alcohol technique on the Ranger channel. I have tried it in the past but knew I had to give it ago again. I have the designer series Wendy Vecchi archival ink big pad and squashed the pad on a non-stick craft sheet. I only had 51% IA and squired that into the ink. Dragged a Distress tag through the solution and watched it transform, really is gorgeously organic looking.
I then stamped the dragonfly from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 SCF001 with ground espresso archival ink. Added just a tad of glossy accents to the wings.
I used Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Reflections CMS111 with jet black archival and stamped onto a piece of mica.
I used TH alcohol ink in mushroom and lightly touched tip to edges of the mica and it was so cool to watch the layers soak up and spread the ink. I adhered the layers with glossy accents, you can see a bit of it but I think it just adds to the look.
I roughed up the edges of the tag with the TH distressing tool and slid the edges through Distress spray in walnut stain. It was a nice surprise how differently the stain soaked into the tag due to there being dried rubbing alcohol in the paper. I added a TH Idea-ology token that was distressed a bit with alcohol inks and added a rub-on. Added a few other elements and the card was done.
Thanks for viewing and have a blessed day 😉
I am submitting this to these challenges~
Craft Stamper ~ Anything Goes (stamps used SCF001 & CMS111)