TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

Welcome back to TEACH ME THAT!  I am so excited to share a new Aqua Painter technique with you.  It is Aqua Painter August after all.  Today in TEACH ME THAT I have a really fun technique to share with you, a technique I call MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK.  I discovered this technique quite by accident.  Join Connie at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com all throughout August, 2017 for fun tips, techniques, and projects using the Aqua Painters. You will never look at the Aqua Painters the same way!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Last week in TEACH ME THAT I shared a watercoloring technique on glossy cardstock.  I loved how the ink would bleed and move around so this week, I played some more.  This was the result!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

Just look at this cool look!  I have to give credit where credit is due.  This card was inspired by my daughter, Ginny.  She was in my stamp room while I was playing with this and she said, “Why don’t you do Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise?  That way, when they blend together in the middle, it will make purple.”  We tried it and the result was awesome!  Way to go, Ginny!

Ginny loved the funky look of this sentiment from “Layering Love” and thought stamping it in Basic Black would be really bold.  She was right!

Here’s Ginny showing off her card!

Are you ready to learn how to create Ginny’s MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK technique?  Here we go!

TEACH me That! A new series by the Technique Design Team. Learn a new technique every Thursday at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com.

Let’s start with the supplies you will need.

  • (2) Classic ink pads
  • Glossy cardstock
  • Aqua Painter filled with rubbing alcohol
  • Something to protect your work surface (I used an unused cutting plate but you can also use an old towel)
  • Straw
  • Old towel or paper towel
  • Heat tool (optional)
  • (3) Tissues

 

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Begin by pressing the ink pad onto lid (while the ink pad is closed).  This will create a puddle of ink for you to work with.
  • Gently squeeze the barrel of the Aqua Painter until a drop of alcohol lands on the ink.  You will see it ripple.  
  • Spread the alcohol around and sop up the ink.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

Squeeze the barrel of the Aqua Painter again to force droplets of ink onto your cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Blow the ink around with the straw.  

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Rotate the cardstock to make the ink move in different directions.
  • Add more ink if needed.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Clean the ink off your Aqua Painter!  You don’t want to mix the colors together.  Rub it back and forth on the towel until it comes clean.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Now it’s time for the second color.  Repeat the same process as you did before, adding a drop of alcohol onto the ink puddle.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • In the same manner, add the ink to your cardstock.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Blow the ink around with the straw.
  • Allow some of the ink to blend into the first color.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Look at that cool effect!

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • I don’t have a lot of patience to let the ink dry on its own so I like to heat set it with the Heat Tool.  This is optional.  You can let it sit and dry.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • When your ink is fully dry, buff the glossy cardstock back to it’s beautiful shine with one of the tissues.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

  • Take the remaining 2 tissue and wipe up the ink from the lid. You don’t want that alcohol to get into your ink pad.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

Here’s my finished card. I think Ginny is going to give this to her choir teacher on the first day of school.

TEACH Me That! Learn how to create the MARBLEIZED ALCOHOL INK TECHNIQUE at www.SimplySimpleStamping.com - look for the August 10, 2017 blog post

And since I am never one to waste cardstock, I took the leftover piece of the Swirly Scribble die and added it to the inside of the card. Just added more whimsy with no extra work!

Want to create a card using the technique?  Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project: 

  • Tempting Turquoise  – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Glossy Cardstock – 3 ½” x 3 ½”
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 4″
  • Basic Black – 2″ x 5 ½”

Need any of the supplies to create this card with the Marbleized Alcohol Ink technique?  Just click a pic to order what you need!

*Also available in Wood Mount

 Did you like that technique? I had so much fun creating this card!  Ginny has good taste in color!

Well, that wraps up another TEACH ME THAT.  Thanks for being a part of it! 

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