FUSION – Autumn Leaves

FUSION - Autumn Leaves

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For me, this week’s FUSION challenge was all about trying a new technique.  I have been seeing a lot of cards with alcohol ink backgrounds lately.  I thought the technique would be perfect for the FUSION photo inspiration this week.  I used Copic and Ranger alcohol ink refills, rubbing alcohol (with an eye dropper) and Yupo paper (my first time!). I made five backgrounds…just to practice different techniques.  The “paper” (it is synthetic) dries quicker than I imagined.  Clearly whether you decide to just drip ink on Yupo, or blow ink around with a straw, brush the ink across the paper, or dilute with rubbing alcohol, the looks are very different.  On the piece I used for this card, I brushed the ink and then diluted with rubbing alcohol.

I die cut the leaves from a watercolored  panel heavily painted in red and splattered with yellow, orange, green, metallic white and gold.  I adhered the leaves, branch and sentiment to the Yupo panel with glossy accents.  Lesson learned: glossy accent on Yupo is not optimal.  I will have to investigate what others use as an adherent with Yupo.  The glossy accents reacts with the ink on the paper.  The final touch on the card was a few random gemstones.

Supplies:  My Favorite Things Autumn Wreath, Memory Box Pinecone Frame, Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello, Kurtake watercolors, Copic/Ranger alcohol ink refills, Stardream, Yupo paper, gemstones


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