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Reactive Lift Technique with Jellyfish Party Bold Prints

by Nichol Spohr March 05, 2019 24 Comments

Hello! One of my most favorite add-on products from the March My Monthly Hero Release is the incredible Jellyfish Party Bold Prints background. Today I'm going to share how I created this Reactive Lift of the jellyfish images with the Reactive Inks from the March Kit. It's a simple, yet effective technique!

Reactive Sea Glass and Reactive Blue Water inks were applied to Bristol Smooth cardstock with ink blending tools. Water from a Distress Sprayer was lightly spritzed over the background and the inks reacted with the water, lightening where the water hit the inked cardstock. A paper towel was used to blot the water droplets.

A heat tool was used to dry the background before the Jellyfish Party Bold Prints background was stamped over the inked panel with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

A water flow brush pen was used to apply water to the jellyfish images and the ink was "lifted" with a dry paper towel. Everywhere water is applied, the Reactive Ink reacts and is lifted away!

The panel was set aside to dry and then spritzed with White Iridescent Shimmer Mist.

A sentiment from the Pet Goldfish stamp set was stamped on the background with Reactive Blue Water Ink. The Mini MISTI was used so the greeting could be stamped one on top of another for a bolder sentiment.

The fish from the Paper Layering Goldfish In Bowl was die cut from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored in with 061 Light Brown and 076 Medium Beige Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Once colored, Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White were applied in tiny, tiny drops to the gills and to the center of the eye. The die was adhered to the background with foam adhesive.

The background was applied to a Dove White Top Folded Card and finished with a sprinkling of blue droplets from the March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit.

I hope you will try the lift technique with the awesome Reactive Inks. They are super fun!





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24 Responses

Peggy
Peggy

March 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card and how you made it Looking forward to trying this technique when my kit arrives.

Catherine
Catherine

March 09, 2019

I really was inspired by your YouTube videos on the March kit I wasn’t sure I would use the solid images of this kit, but you showed so many ways to color and use the imagesthat I was excited to order it and add ons.

Stephanie B.
Stephanie B.

March 09, 2019

Love this technique, thanks for sharing! I’m looking forward to trying it when my new kit comes.

Deborah Kaye
Deborah Kaye

March 06, 2019

What a great background and card! I really like how the ink reacted to the water and was lifted off creating the softer color.

DebbieBassett
DebbieBassett

March 06, 2019

Girl this was indeed a labor of love! Did you have to pack a picnic to put on all those Nuvo dots, each one is so tiny and perfect, so I can image it took a while. But so worth the time because it is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work of art!

Twylia Bell
Twylia Bell

March 06, 2019

Beautiful. I love the goldfish and the way you used the background. I’ve been stung by jellyfish so those do not have good memories for me but your card is beautiful as always b

Cheryl
Cheryl

March 06, 2019

That background I’d fantastic

 Mary Galgon
Mary Galgon

March 05, 2019

Great techniques

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

March 05, 2019

Gorgeous card Nichol. I cannot wait for mine to arrive.
Thank you for the ideas.
T x

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 05, 2019

Great technique and beautiful background! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

March 05, 2019

This is awesome Nichol, I love how it came out! I can’t wait to try this technique, thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 05, 2019

Gorgeous Nichol, it’s such simple technique but with a great impact! The card is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

janet sisk
janet sisk

March 05, 2019

Oh, so pretty! Love this new Hero Arts kit and add-ons. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 05, 2019

Wonderful card!! :)

Golda
Golda

March 05, 2019

This definitely looks like fun! Beautiful creation.

April Paugh
April Paugh

March 05, 2019

You all work so hard to bring such great stamps and dies. Thank you!

Vikki H
Vikki H

March 05, 2019

Incredible stamp with great new ink products have transformed a panel of plain paper into a ocean wonderland. My favorite spot at the Oregon Aquarium near Lincoln City is the jelly fish tank. You recreated their natural magic!

Mary Beth
Mary Beth

March 05, 2019

Now I wish I had purchased this add on when I got my MMH kit! Such a cool technique, thanks for sharing it!

Jane Mcbee
Jane Mcbee

March 05, 2019

The white embossing on the background adds so much. I love the card and the goldfish.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 05, 2019

It’s beautiful!!

Diane Bakehouse
Diane Bakehouse

March 05, 2019

There’s something about the blue and orange. They go great together. Love the background, and that goldfish is super!

Helen
Helen

March 05, 2019

Love this jellyfish background.. The results of combining these two techniques is amazing. tfs

Linda S.
Linda S.

March 05, 2019

I love a blog hop. Thanks to all the wonderful designers who participated. I know I’m going to have lots of fun with this kit.

Kimberly T.
Kimberly T.

March 05, 2019

I love this background. Very stunning!