LIVE! Cat and Dog Cards Using Glossy Copy Paper and Alcohol Inks

July 31, 2016
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Friday's stream started with Glossy copy paper and Alcohol Inks. I chose my colors (Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Piñata Alcohol Inks) that I applied with an Ink Blending Tool fitted with Felt Applicator Pads. It's a very simple process and I quickly filled pages with beautiful vibrant colors. To create lighter colors, I added Ink Blending Solution  or Piñata's Claro Extender along with the inks.

Once the glossy pages were filled with color, I showed how I created patterns from my cat and dog drawings. One of the viewers in the live chat suggested using translucent Vellum to make the pattern pieces which is a GREAT idea! I tried that after the stream and indeed, it's a great way to make the pattern!

I used Glue Stick to assemble the cat or dog before attaching the entire figure to a piece of Black Card Stock. Embellishment is easy with a Black or White Gelly Roll Pen. I added a phrase to each card from the Ideology Small Talk sticker pad. The card base is a piece of card stock folded in half to which I attached the created card front. I like Scor Tape or other double-sided tape. To finish the card, I added some Black Archival Ink around the edge. These cards fit perfectly inside Invitation Envelopes.

Below you can see each card. To get a better look, just click the image.






Have you tried using Alcohol Inks to create papers for your art projects? If so, I'd love to see your results. Feel free to tweet your photos @BarbOwenDesigns. I'd love to see and share your art with my followers, too. 

Join me next Friday at 2pm Eastern. I look forward to chatting with you!

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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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