Friday, September 6, 2013

Using ink Refills and Hand Sanitizer to Make Background Paper

Using Ink refills and Hand Sanitizer to Make Background Paper

Supplies needed:

Alcohol ink refills
Clear Hand Sanitizer
paper towel roll, stamp, finger, kraft stick
glossy card stock, vellum, white card stock
craft mat

Set up work station.

Drop dots of ink on your paper as it pleases the eye, starting with the lightest color first. The color with spread on its own.

Now use your next darkest color placing drops of ink next to the first drops.

Using your next darkest color add drops of ink in different spots.

Now use a light contrasting or complementary color to cover any white spots on your paper.
Let dry until the ink does not run on your paper.

This is how it should look when the colors have spread out.

Now pour a little hand sanitizer on a dish or on your mat. Using something found in your home such as a paper towel roll dip it in the sanitizer and make sure the end is covered like a stamp. Now stamp the paper in a design with the paper towel roll making a bubble effect.

As you can see in this next photo, the hand sanitizer is already resisting the ink.

 Let it dry. This is how it looks.

I will be showing each design on glossy card stock and on vellum. The darker looking paper is the vellum.

You can use a stamp. I used a small leaf stamp on the brown and a medium maple leaf on the orange. 

You can also use your finger.  I used the tip of my finger for these 2 pages. 

Note: Make sure you don't get the ink under your finger nails. It will take a few days for it to wear off. You can get the ink off your skin with rubbing alcohol. 

 You can use a craft stick.

Both of these are on white matte card stock.

Note: Vellum curls up when went. You can prevent this by taping it down on all 4 sides before you start. You will have to leave it lay until it dries. I did not do this because I liked the way the colors ran together. They spread out more on vellum than on the card stocks. The ink spreads the least on matte card stock. I actually liked it best even though I had to use more ink on it.  

Now chose a digi. I am using "Basket of Apples,"  "Chicken n Apple,"  "Jennie the Scarecrow," "Pumpkin Magic,"  "Rooster n Apples,"  "Crock pot n Flowers,"  "Fall Sentiments 1," and "Fall Sentiments 2." You can find them in the Robyn's Fetish store here

Copics used to color the digis are :
Reds- R22, R24, R29, R35, R59
Yellows- Y000, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR21, YR24
Greens- G03, G07, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG61, YG63, YG66, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Browns- E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, E31, E33, E37, E41, E43, E44, E47, E57, W1, W3, W5, W7
Grays / Blacks- C1, C3, C5, C7
Oranges- YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR27
Blues- B000, B00, B01, B02, B05, B12, B21, B23, B26, B29, B93, B95, B97
Pinks- RV02, RV04, RV09

Gelly Roll pens used are Pink Metallic, Brown, Purple Stardust, Purple metallic.

Other Supplies needed for cards:

Card stock-Recollections, Bazzill, and Georgia Pacific
Paper Candi by Craftworks 
Pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
Gems by Recollections
Ribbon and leaf trim by Really Reasonable Ribbon
Spellbinders leaves die
Olive green ink pad
Doilies from Target
Borders- scalloped edge by Creative Memories
Twine by The Twinery
Pop dots, ATG runner, Glue, Scrappy Tape or Score Tape

Other sentiments used are by Paper Piecing by Nikki and Miss Kate Cuttables.

These cards are using the Robyn's Fetish Sentiments on them. 

 These cards are using sentiments by Miss Kate Cuttables and Paper Piecings by Nikki. I printed the jpeg version to use.

Here is a little something to get you in the mood for Halloween. I'll tell how to make the candy holder next month. The sentiment is typed using Curlz font. The candy holder is made using the matte card stock. The card  is made using vellum.

I hope you enjoyed making these beautiful back ground papers with me. They are very vibrant and fun to work with. Have fun and Happy Crafting!

                                  I saw this technique first at Splitcoast Stampers.


Hannelie said...

It looks Fabulous Edwina!
Well done!

ike said...

Oh, how cozmically coooool are they !!!!! Thank you for showing us this :-D I've got a bottle of that stuff so I am going to give this a try :-)

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh wow this is sooooo cool!!! I'm going to have to try that out! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous tutorial, Edwina, and superb card, love how you have done this hun xxx

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Edwina this is fantastic. I am gonna have to get some more hand sanitizer tomorrow and try this it looks so cool!! great orange backgrounds for Halloween!!!
Linda K

Charlene Mitchell said...

Love your samples Edwina! Thanks for sharing all the 'around-the-home' items to use for such great effect!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Love your samples Edwina! Thanks for sharing all the 'around-the-home' items to use for such great effect!

bumblebee creations said...

this is fantastic!! love the tutorial!!

Cara said...

Very cool Edwina ... I use this technique with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball but this has a different look... will be trying this one for sure. Thanks for sharing!