Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Marbling Technique With DT Toni

Hello, Divas!  Toni here with you today sharing a really fun multi-media card where the marbling technique I'm going to discuss really shines.
  1. The first thing you want to do is to gather your supplies:  a container of clean water, alcohol inks, cardstock (Tim Holtz Distress Specialty paper used here; my favorite to use is Yupo but watercolor paper works too), paper towels, and rubber gloves.
  2. Put on those gloves then drop alcohol ink randomly across the water. I used a combination of Adirondack Alcohol Ink and Copic Various Ink refills.
  3. Carefully place your cardstock on the water. I dropped mine onto the water but you can swirl it around or dip or whatever you feel like doing. Gloves are a must!
  4. Remove the cardstock and place it to the side to dry. You likely have remaining ink in the water so could dip another piece or two of cardstock.

While the marbled cardstock was drying, I prepared the card base by creating a mask using a Stitched In Circle Die.  I sponged the sun in yellow using the negative of the diecut then sponged the sunset in Distress Oxides.  What a lovely surprise that orange and blue = green in this case! Notice I spattered water to break up the solid colors.

Next I prepared the remaining parts of the scene.
  1. I sponged the bottom portion of the marbled panel using Distress Oxide as I wanted this to be a deeper blue closer to the beach.  I then cut multiple wave layers using Outdoor Landscape 1.
  2. I cut the sandy beach from kraft cardstock by using the negative diecut resulting from the Garden Border  hill die. Stretch those supplies! I used Copics to dot sand. FYI I usually dot in groups of 3. Take a look and see what I mean.
  3. I colored up the cute hammerhead from Jawsome using Copics.

When assembling the wave layers, I gently curved out the top of the waves with my finger for dimension. The shark has one quarter-inch piece of ultra-thin foam tape behind his mouth area but all other dimension is created visually. Cool, huh?

So there you have it! A cute beachy multi-media birthday card. I hope this inspires you to try marbling. The results are unpredictable and fun!

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