Monday, 14 July 2014

Bubbles and blobs. Blobbles, then.


On my workdesk post last week - indeed, on my last post, I had a sheet of vellum with loads of drips on it.  This is what I did with it.  Funny hting, vellum, it's non absorbent and without a grain, so it never quite behaves as you think it should.  I like it.  For this, I dripped two colours of alcohol ink onto it.  That's all.  The white is actually a pearlescent mixative. From the same range.  If I owned more than three colours of alcohol ink, I may well have spent the whole afternoon creating these backgrounds, I really like the effect!  And better yet, the bits that took a while to dry - heat gun the granny ut of them, they soon dry up and of course, the vellum barely turns a wrinkle.
This card was for a 'backgrounds' workshop, and in the spirit of balance on my blog, I shall add another photo. 
Because I can.  And this features blobbles too.
These squares are coloured with Copics, and then alcohol blending fluid is sort of dribble/come splashed over the sheet.  Then stamped.  Rocket science it is not!  More learning for me too - if you don't use your Copic collection for ages (prolly 18 months), you should expect the odd one to be a bit dry. Ah well.  Learning learning!

23 comments:

Sue said...

Love both cards.

Hope you have a good week.

Helen said...

Great cards, Julia love the blobbles !

Ohhh Snap said...

More fun with vellum! Loving these techniques! Sounds like a very dangerous class.

Ohhh Snap said...

PS did you fussy cut around all the drips on the first one?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in AWE. I've used a heat gun on vellum and it turned it into valleys and hills, ripples and streams. I am so glad you know how to use yours.

Love both of these, but I was really intrigued with how you got the clock. Beautiful.

misteejay said...

Super cards Julia - love the ink effects.

Toni xx

Angela Radford said...

Thanks Julia, I was looking forward to seeing what you did with the blobby paper.
Great cards. Happy crafting, Angela x

Robyn said...

funny, I also only have 3 colors of alcohol ink. when I want other colors, I mix alcohol on the craft sheet with an alcohol based marker of which I have multitudes!

Eliza said...

Love your backgrounds they look enticing enough for me to want to give it a go too. Now I have heaps of comics and never use them, in actual fact I hate them and don't have the heart to chuck them out, but that is another whole story. I might be able to use them in this way too, thanks for the new ideas with this, you're a champion. Sounds like you are getting back on the mend creating again.

See u later today as it has just gone midnight here in Melbourne.

Hugs Eliza

Shoshi said...

I love what you are doing with your backgrounds, Julia. The "blobs" on the first card, behind the clock face, are almost reminiscent of gearwheels. I don't use my alcohol inks as much as I should, clearly!

Shoshi

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

I like the looks of this! What a great background. I'm so glad you shared your experiment with us.

Hugs,
Kay

Claire said...

Fab cards Julia.
Claire xx

Neet said...

Love what you did with the original background and I do like the others but I don't think the pens should dry up if not used for 18 months. There are too many products we use that only have a shelf life of xyz. If that is what we have to expect then we should also expect a sell by date to be on the products.
Am going to write my WOYWW now and I will mention this (if I remember LOL)
Hugs, Neet xx

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful backgrounds, Julia. Love the cards.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Lovely cards. The effects you have achieved on the background is lovely.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I LOVE that blotchy effect you got with the alcohol inks on vellum. Blessings!

Nikki C said...

Such amazing background all one of a kind
Happy woyww hugs Nikki 7

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the "blobbles" word. :) Now I want to play with alcohol inks and vellum.

delilah dink said...

Great effect - will have to try this out sometime, looks like good messy fun!

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