Guest Blogger Priscilla

Hello there

Please give a warm welcome to our  guest blogger here at Kate's Crafty Closet the very talented Priscilla Joseph.

Hi everyone! This is Priscilla from “Nubble Light Designs.” Thank you to “Kate’s Crafty Closet” for inviting me to be a guest blogger today.

Along with so many crafters, I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink and its re-inker. These new products allow you to “lift” alcohol ink off a non-porous surface (like Yupo paper) and then transfer it onto a porous surface (i.e., regular cardstock). The result? Two beautiful, yet different stamped backgrounds to use on cards! I also tried another fun technique of simply dabbing the re-inker solution onto a stencil taped over a finished alcohol ink background to create even more cool effects. Follow along as I “play” with these two new products to create 5 unique cards.

To create the first pair of cards, I started by creating an inked background with four blue tones of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper. I used the Tim Holtz Blending Solution to help move them across the surface.

Once the Yupo paper was dried, I placed it in my Misti and stamped Simon Says Stamp‘s “Beautiful Flowers” image using the Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink. This ink “lifts” the colorful alcohol inks away from the Yupo paper and retains them on the stamp.

Next, I immediately swapped out the Yupo paper for a piece of regular (porous) white card stock and stamped the flower image on to it. Viola! A second stamped image!

I then gently dabbed and rubbed away the excess ink from the Yupo paper to reveal a beautiful “ghosted” image underneath.

These two processes created two finished images that I turned into two “beautiful” (literally) cards.

For the next example, I created an inked background on Yupo with three brown/black tones of Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and added a tiny amount of Tim Holtz Copper Mixative ink here and there. Once again, the Blending Solution helped moved the ink around.

Once this panel was dried, I cut it in half. I placed one half in my Misti and stamped it with the Tim Holtz “World Sketch” rubber stamp, using the same Alcohol Lift-Ink method as before

As before, this technique created similar (yet different) images to use on cards. And as on the previous project, it’s important to remember to gently dab and rub away the excess ink from the Yupo paper in order to reveal the “hidden” image underneath.

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Here are the two finished cards from this example.

I didn’t want the other half of this cool brown toned alcohol ink creation to go to waste, so I used it in conjunction with the Tim Holtz “Clockwork” stencil. Using a small amount of the Alcohol Lift-Ink Reinker on a felt pad attached to a Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool, I gently dabbed it on the exposed areas between the stencil lines.

After removing the stencil, I got this unique result.

This piece wasn’t big enough to fill the background of an A2 sized card, so I decided to combine it with the same clockwork stencil pattern, but this time done on regular card stock. I blended Distress Oxide inks and some copper pigment ink through the stencil for a cool effect.

I combined both images together for the focal point on this card.

When my Alcohol Lift-Ink experimenting was done, I had five unique cards to add to my stash.

It is fantastic to be guesting for “Kate’s Crafty Closet.” I also have a blog called “Nubble Light Designs.” I would love to have you come and check it out. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest as “Nubble Light Designs” also.

Thank you again . . . Priscilla 

Thank you foe joining us today and have a Craft-T day.

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