Saturday, April 2, 2011

He loves everything Army - Kerryn

I've been experimenting over the past few days with 2 Crafty chipboard, gesso and alcohol inks. It has been lots of fun and not too messy, so I thought I would share some steps with you today.

You will need:
- Chipboard
- some gesso or white paint,
- a few different colours from the alcohol ink range
- Blending solution
- Cut & Dry foam

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Step One:
Paint your chosen chipboard with a good coat of gesso and set aside to dry.

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Step Two:
Randomly apply very small amounts of alcohol ink to your foam piece.
I was going for the camouflage look, so I've used black in very small amounts, Oregano and mushroom.

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Step Three:
Gently sponge it onto your chipboard until you are happy with the look.
You can add a second coat to change the look.
The greatest thing I discovered, if you don't like the look just put a little blending solution on some paper towel and gently wipe the ink away and start again. (Yes I did this at least once LOL!)

First coat

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Second coat

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Step Four:

Allow the ink to dry naturally, the appearance may change slighty as it dries.
Apply Glossy Accent or similar product to finish off.

I've used a few Soldiers and a Chunky Heart with this technique. The chunky heart I have also swiped with some red.

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Here is how my page turned out

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Hope you will get the chance to give this a try, the marble finish looks fantastic and is so easy to achieve. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Terri said...

Terrfic step by step Kerryn.....those chippy elements looks fabulous

Susanne Perry said...

Those army men look really cool!