We’re leaping off the page (or out of the screen) for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge and asking you to create something 3D.
I must admit, I tend to stay in the 2D zone for most of my crafting. Boxes, bags and other multi-dimensional projects are not my crafty safe space. So, today I’m venturing a little out of my comfort zone and sharing both a 3D project and a matching card that I made as a gift for a friend.
The bowl started out as a regular white bowl, but with the addition of alcohol inks and cling wrap, it transforms into a work of art! I followed a tutorial by Sarah Jane – you can see it by clicking here.
I was so hoping that Stampin’ Up! Would launch their own range of alcohol inks in the new catalogue, but sadly they haven’t yet. I’ll keep dropping hints and hopefully one day soon we’ll have a whole range of alcohol inks that match our favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours. Until then, I’ll keep using these ones in my stash that are pretty close to some favourite Stampin’ Up! Colours.
Can you spy Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock and Just Jade? There’s also some silver accents in there.
Using the same colour inks as I used on the bowl, I created a marbled background on Yupo Paper and used this as the starting point for my coordinating card.
I then matted with Pretty Peacock cardstock and overlayed with a laser cut pattern (retired specialty paper: xxx). The stamping feature is the Pretty Perennials stamp set and coordinating Perennial Petals Dies. I’ve used the colours that matched with the alcohol inks – Mint Macaron, Just Jade & Pretty Peacock.
Vellum is a great option for breaking up sections on a card with lots of detail or colour. Using it across the card front for the flowers & sentiment means I don’t lose the effect of the back panel but also that the flowers & sentiment have their own definition. Do you have vellum in your collection? Everyone needs vellum!
I had planned to clean up the inside of the bowl where the colour leaked over the edges but I actually really love that rustic feel. I haven’t sealed the bowl so it’s not food safe, but it perfectly holds wrapped chocolates, craft room odds & bobs or jewellery.
You can apply alcohol inks to any non-porous surface such as ceramic, glass or acetate. It’s quite the easy transformation. I can’t wait to experiment some more and create some other gifts for friends. If you know of any amazing alcohol ink tutorials, leave me a link in the comments.
We’d love to see what 3D items are coming out of your craft room this week. Share your project with us in the Just Add Ink gallery. Click here to visit the blog. You’ll also find the other design team creations there too.
Have a fabulous weekend! It’s a long one for us in Australia with ANZAC Day on Sunday giving us three days to go on some adventures and create some memories!