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Stamping with Alcohol

by Janette Kausen December 28, 2017 17 Comments

Stamping with alcohol... I'm talking the isopropyl type here friends! Today, I am featuring the Loving Swans stamp that takes center stage above a Leafy Vines alcohol stamped background.

To begin, I stamped Loving Swans in Intense Black Copic friendly ink. I then used a touch of grey marker to add depth to the shadowed areas of the swans. I fussy cut the swans omitting the waterlilies and water marks. The waterlilies can be saved for another project.

Next, I Copic airbrushed the background beginning with a deep purple at the bottom up through sunset colors to a lemon yellow. I filled my Water Mist Bottle with good ol' rubbing alcohol and lightly sprayed over the Leafy Vines stamp and pressed it to the background. I let it sit for a moment to allow the alcohol to do its magic. I'm sure that alcohol is not recommended for our cling stamps, but after one use, I've experienced no adverse effects.

Once the background was dry I trimmed it to 4 1/4" x 4" and adhered it to a Snow Layering paper A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card base. I added a 1/4" Black Midnight Layering paper accent and popped the swans up with dimensional adhesive once I had stamped Three Tiny Hearts and the sentiment from the adorable Cherubs stamp set. For the final touch I applied Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the hearts for shine and dimension.

My New Year's resolutions include learning to create with techniques I am currently unfamiliar with or intimidated by. Tell me, do yo have crafty resolutions too? 

xo, 





Janette Kausen
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17 Responses

Mary Sayles
Mary Sayles

January 07, 2018

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Most of my new techniques come from mistakes I make trying to do a new technique. Go figure.

Mary  Sayles
Mary Sayles

January 07, 2018

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Dana N
Dana N

January 06, 2018

Thank you for sharing this technique! I’m in love with your card. You used the colors in an incredible way. I have all sorts of crafty resolutions. I want to learn calligraphy and I want to discover new techniques for my cards. I don’t have an airbrush but I will try your technique anyway. I’ll have to alter it a bit but it’s something I’d have never thought of! What fun! Thank you for sharing with us.

LS Sawyer
LS Sawyer

January 01, 2018

Wonderful swan idea! There’s so much to learn. Thank you!

Barb T
Barb T

December 29, 2017

My greatest resolution for the New Year is to get my craft room expanded and back in order. But, I want to be sure I have tried every technique for which I have purchased supplies! I have many thinks I have not used or have not used enough to be confident. This is what I want to do for sure in 2018. But, also, I want to make sure all my cards are mailed and mailed on time. Big Resolutions!

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

December 29, 2017

This card is so elegant, Janette! It’s perfect for weddings and anniversaries! I can’t wait to try this technique, I had no idea! Lovely!

Lorraine Turner
Lorraine Turner

December 29, 2017

Great card Janette, I love the background technique. I would love to have seen you do this. You don’t do video tutorials do you? I have got a New Year craft resolution: mine is to use the craft resources I have purchased this year at least once.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

December 29, 2017

Wow!! What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this fun technique Janette.

Dorothea Pepping Pomstra
Dorothea Pepping Pomstra

December 29, 2017

Woh… never thought about using alcohol to stamp with…
Thanks for your explanation off this technique. Going to try this too.

Kathy H
Kathy H

December 28, 2017

Just beautiful!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

December 28, 2017

Wowwww!! That’s a gorgeous card!! Totally love all the effects!!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

December 28, 2017

What a gorgeous card!! I love the look of the alcohol stamped vines. It gives it just a soft look. Such a great idea!! And your swans are coloured so beautifully. A crafty resolution for this year is going to be to think outside the box with how I use my supplies and to try new techniques!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

December 28, 2017

I would like to try new things, too. I love to go places I’ve never been, so why not try new crafting techniques?

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

December 28, 2017

Beautiful card, Janette. Thanks for sharing this great technique. I, too, have resolved to try new things in the New Year and use the stamps and dies I have in new ways. Happy Creating!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

December 28, 2017

Its gorgeous, thanks for the idea. I don’t have Copics or other alcohol markers but I think with water you can do dit also on Distress ink backgrounds.

Lagene
Lagene

December 28, 2017

WOW! This is beautiful!

Linda S.
Linda S.

December 28, 2017

The coloring on the swans is stunning and I really like the background you achieved with the alcohol. Thanks for sharing this technique. My New Year’s crafty resolution is to “use what I have in new ways and be less critical of my creations.”