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June 1, 2021 Tuesdays At Two: Alcohol background wash with Stampin' Blends

I must admit when I saw the "Expressions In Ink" DSP I fell in love with the look of it. So beautiful with the melding of colors in a beautiful alcohol wash and then accented with the gold foiling! I hope I can bear to cut it up and not hoard it. LOL

I started to do a little poking around on YouTube and found a few demonstrators who showed how to do something similar with some rubbing alcohol, vellum, our Stampin' Blend markers, a paint brush and something to blow the alcohol around. I used an empty travel bottle

So yesterday, for my "Tuesdays At Two" Facebook Live, I demonstrated how to do this, using the things I had around the house.

You will need, at least, 91% rubbing alcohol. I had some 70% and it didn't work as well. I also used an empty travel bottle, that was fairly soft to squeeze, a pliable chopping mat from the Dollar Store, and an inexpensive paint brush. The paint brush I used had a fairly narrow brush, I would use one with a broad brush next time to apply more alcohol to the vellum.

Here's my video: (if it does not show up on your mobile device click here)

You want to use a strong adhesive, like Stampin' Seal+ to adhere the vellum to the cardstock, once you are done, because it does curl. And use the darker blend of the Stampin' Up!© Blender Pens.

The colors used in the video are Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green.

The pink and yellow card colors are Melon Mambo & Mango Melody.

I also made a couple other color combinations:

This one is Light Night of Navy and Gorgeous Grape.

And lastly, Granny Apple Green & Mango Melody.

Which is your favorite?

Non Stampin' Up!© supplies:

Rubbing Alcohol (at least 90%) Dollar Tree Chopping Mat

Straw, travel bottle, Ear Bulb Syringe (Walmart)

Paint brush, here's a link to some inexpensive ones from Walmart.

I also used a few Glue Dots to adhere the vellum to the chopping mat, because it will curl as you work on this.


Basic White cardstock

  • 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"

  • 4" x 5 1/4" (two pieces, one for the base of the vellum and one for the the two pieces that are die cut.

  • Balmy Blue 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Thank you for taking time out of your day to spend with me. I hope you enjoyed this project. If you did, please subscribe and share.

Images© Stampin' Up!


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