Friday, July 8, 2016


While I was in Des Moines with my friends in June, Sheri introduced us to using Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper.  I had heard of the paper but had never used it.  I experimented with some of the colors she had there.  While I was there I purchased this Tattered Lace die and decided to use it in black on the alcohol ink background that I had made.  I added the scrolled piece from a Memory Box die.  The card base is ivory.

As I mentioned earlier this week, we had our youngest granddaughter here for a couple of days.  She left to stay with her other grandmother yesterday afternoon.  While she was here we managed play the games Sorry, Uno and Old Maid.  We whipped a batch of chocolate chip cookies for Grandpa, went to see "Finding Dori" (so cute) and naturally played at my craft table.

Taryn made a card.  SInce I had just received an order with some Yupo paper, I decided to show her what we are doing with alcohol inks.  She had a big smile on her face and wanted to give it a try herself.  I think she would have used all of my paper if I had let her.  I really hope she keeps her interest in doing these things because it is fun to spend time with her doing them.

Below you will see pictures of two sheets that I made while Taryn watched.  I let her choose the colors. She thought the one with the blues and greens (yes there is green in the first piece) looked like a peacock so I think I'll try cutting some feathers with it.  I may use strips of the other one.....just not sure.

I wish you could see the actual piece.  The colors are much more intense and look more like peacock colors.  I just could not get a picture of either piece that accurately showed the colors.

Thank you for coming by today!



bonnie32002 said...

I have not played with Yupo...but after seeing your samples I sure want too!

Oh good. One more supply I HAVE to have. Thanks for that.

All kidding aside, great job on the card, it's lovely.

Lynette said...

Fabulous card, Vicki! Love the wonderful background you created and also the beautiful dies.

Sheri said...

Isn't it fun? I need to play some more with mine. Great background pieces or feathers or whatever you choose


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