Remember Moments by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

This week I have been playing with alcohol inks, Yupo paper and stencils. I keep coming across this combination at the moment so I thought I would give it a try. 

Here’s What I Did:

My stencil of choice was to use That’s Crafty's Big Floral one. I taped the stencil to the Yupo as the stencil needs to stay in place for a while. I then dropped different coloured drops of alcohol inks into the spaces of the stencil. You will notice that the inks seep under the stencil but don’t remove the stencil. Once you are happy that the stencil is filled with colour leave the stencil in place and put to one side. The alcohol inks need to be totally dry before you remove the stencil, trust me don’t me in a rush to remove it……… needless to say this is my second attempt. Removing the stencil to soon will make all the alcohol inks run into each other and you will lose the stencil effect. I left the stencil in place for about half an hour to be sure. 

I then mounted the Yupo onto black card and added to a card blank. I stamped the sentiment using one of the stamps from That’s Crafty! Inspirational Quotes sets.
One of the draw backs of this technique is that the alcohol inks will stain your stencil and you will need to clean them with rubbing alcohol or alcohol ink blending solution, I cleaned mine over a piece of deli paper and ended up with another background for a later project.

Here’s What I Used:

Alcohol Inks - Asstd colours
Deli Paper

Have a fabulous week and I’ll see you next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. This is a fascinating piece Amanda, it shows the quality of the stencil and its weight as with other stencils i'm sure if you left it for longer the inks would seep underneath. Love the effects achieved and it's inspired me to give this a go as I have admired all seen using Yupo but never taken the plunge. Thank you for sharing.. Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Nicely done! Love the effects you have achieved both on the main project and the secondary background. Nxx

  3. An absolutely gorgeous card Amanda and the alcohol ink effect looks fabulous and so colourful.
    Thanks for the tips and now need to locate my alcohol inks!
    Fliss xx

  4. So clever and so very eye it! x

  5. Looks gorgeous with the colors chosen- almost like a batik piece.
    wonderful technique you describe , and a great result, Amanda !
    Dorthe, x

  6. Oooooh loving this effect, looks almost enamel like,stunning!!
    Donna xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Amanda!

  8. Absolutely amazing effects with the inks, Amanda. I've been curious about Yupo - so excited to see it in your hands.
    Alison x

  9. WOW! Amanda, this is incredibly striking, I love the effect you achieved.


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