Sunday 6 May 2018

Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper Background

This is the last of my 'Spring' art journal pages for the April prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  The background was inspired by a technique used for an art journal page that Vicky Papaioannou created (see HERE).
I started by cutting a piece of SAA Yupo paper to 18.5cm x19.5cm.  I spread Ranger blending solution liberally over the page, then added alcohol inks in Botanical, Raspberry and Sail Boat Blue.  I blew through a straw to encourage the inks to run and blend together, adding further blending solution and colour as required until I was happy.
I rubbed Kanban silver foil over the thicker, sticky areas of the alcohol ink before it was fully dry.  As the Yupo paper is very thin, I glued it to a piece of mixed media card, cut to the same size, using Mod Podge.  I was very careful not to get any Mod Podge on the front of the paper.
I had been sent a stamped and heat embossed image of a butterfly in happy mail and decided to use it as a focal image.  It was coloured using some Kuretake Clean Colour pens and fussy cut, taking off the antennae.
The prompt word 'Spring' was added to the page using one of the Claritystamp New Design Club stamps from two year's ago.  It was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink using a stamp platform, then coloured in using Sakura PN Everyday micron pens.
The rest of the quote came from the Small Talk Occasions sticker book by Tim Holtz.
Before the butterfly was added, I made it some antennae using wire and my beading tools.

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