Monday 6 May 2019

Alcohol inks on Yupo and Stencil Card Combination: Funky Foliage

I hate waste, so when I use alcohol inks on Yupo paper through a stencil, I try to take a print with the ink left on the stencil.  I actually ended up getting three pieces from one lot of alcohol ink, this is the first.
Attach the Funky Foliage tree stencil from Claritystamp to a 6.5” x 6.5” piece of Yupo paper. Add Alcohol inks in purple Twilight, Wild Plum, Watermelon, Raspberry and Raisin. Blend with some blending solution on a felt pad. Allow to dry and remove the stencil.

Lay the stencil (ink side up) onto a piece of 7” x 7” stencil card, spritz lightly with isopropyl alcohol. NB WEAR GLOVES, FACE MASK AND ENSURE THE ROOM IS EXTREMELY WELL VENTILATED. Lay a second piece of stencil card over the top and run through an embossing machine. Add blending solution to a felt pad and pat over the stencil onto the bottom piece of stencil card.
Inky stencil
Top print (debossed)
Bottom print after blending solution

Cut the trees carefully out of the Yupo paper and glue the background pieces into place on the bottom piece of stencil card. Trim closely to edge.

Use the second largest Picot nesting square die to cut the centre from top piece of embossed stencil card. Trim this slightly and add to a 7” x 7” black card blank.
Add the topper into the centre.

Add shading to the leaves with pink and red water colour pencils and use a water brush to blend out the colours a little.

Stamp the ‘art’ sentiment from the Leonie’s circus stamp set around the outside of the frame four times in Jet Black archival ink.

I still had the Yupo trees to play with.  If you pop back tomorrow, you will see what I did with them.


Sue C said...

Wow thats a lot of pieces out of what started out as one piece of yupo paper & a stencil. Thanks for sharing

Christine said...

Thank you for this. Have the alcohol links, need to go buy the blender!!!