Friday, May 27, 2022

Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper

Hello stampers! I have another card to share today using alcohol ink on yupo paper, combined with dimensional flowers.

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Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I really like the look of alcohol ink on yupo paper, but haven't had any yupo paper at home for quiet a while. After making a bright card a couple of weeks ago, I was in the mood for darker colours and more texture. 

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used Simon Says Stamp Yupo paper and started layering down alcohol inks, both with an ink-blending tool and by adding drops of ink or Alcohol Ink Blending Solution on the paper. 

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I finished with a tiny bit of Silver Mixative.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass background.

Next, I used Alcohol Lift-Ink with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter and Stained Glass stamps. Wipe with a soft cloth.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut Simon Says Stamp Etched Magnolia Blossom from heavystock paper. My paper had already been colored with Antique Linen and a little Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, giving it this tinted look.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink with Distress Ink first and then add just a little Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, using an ink blending brush for the latter to get a speckled effect.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Shape the pieces with Tim Holtz Shaping Kit.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Layer the flowers together, adding foam tape for the top layers. I also die cut leaves with the Simon Says Stamp Tattered Leaves die and inked them in the same way.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I like how every area of the background has a different look and that you can spot new colors and shades where ever you look.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The ghost effect from the ink-lifting adds even more texture to the background.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I like the look of the thin stained glass lines.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels and was stamped on a Tim Holtz Halloween 2021 Vault banner die.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Here you can see some of the specks of silver.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Simon Says Stamp Etched Magnolia Blossom die has such interesting details, such as the folded up petal pieces. For another example using this die to make a dimensional flower magnet, check out my Altered Tin tutorial.

Layers of ink - Alcohol ink on yupo paper tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The flowers, leaves and banner have quite a bit of dimension.



I hope you enjoyed this project! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Summer Journals

Hi friends! Today I have two summery journals/notebooks/sketchbooks to share. These are quick to make and are great gifts.

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Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used the Simon Says Stamp May Brushed Flowers Card Kit to make these, but you can also get the products separately. Any patterned paper that you like will work great. The albums are perfect for papers that are so pretty that you hardly want to cover any of the design. These patterned papers are Prima's Painted Florals.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Start by gluing the papers to Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board, or another sturdy surface such as chipboard. Mine are 4.2 x 6 in. I used matte medium to glue the paper and placed them under a heavy book.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Round the outer corners and sand the edges to reveal some of the white core of the paper.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Punch holes with a Crop-a-dile and cut papers for the inside. I enjoy being able to use my favorite papers and use papers which fit with the purpose of the journal. If it is meant for watercolor sketching, I will use watercolor paper. These are more meant to be notebooks or journals so I used a smooth white paper.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used the orange flowers on the blue journal. The design of this patterned paper is so pretty.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

For the label, I cut pieces from left-over patterned paper (the backside of the papers), rounded the corners and sanded. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Laugh in Flowers.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Use a coordinating color for the flowers.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The second journal has pink as its accent color and I used the pink and white cardstock from the card kit to matte the label.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Round the corners for a soft look and place a small piece of lace over the label. The flowers were left white. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

These are the back covers of the journals. You can also used a neutral cardstock here and save the patterned paper for even more journals.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Bind the books with Tim Holtz Mini Book Rings.

Layers of ink - Summer Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I like having a couple of journals/notebooks ready, in case I need a quick gifts.



I hope you enjoyed this project! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Altered Tin Tutorial

Hi crafters! We have a 'Not a card' theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week. So many options!

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Don't miss the great project by our May guest designer Ann Chuang aka Ann Chuang Crafts

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I altered a circular tin, which I have had for many years. I wanted the tin to be practical, but I also wanted to decorated it with a dimensional paper flower. My eye fell on a magnet on the fridge and I decided to add a magnet to the back of the flower, so that it can be removed from the tin and used as an ornament on its own, making the tin more useful and easier to handle.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Made with Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

The tin has a diameter of about 3.7 in.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I started by coating the lid with two layers of gesso, letting it dry in between.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Apply texture paste through the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil. I adhered masking tape around the rim of the lid so that the paste would be on the lid only.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Paint the lid with Distress Paints: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron. Mist with water to blend and let dry. When dry, stamp with Simon Says Stamp Halftone background and Garden Patina Archival ink. Add some crackles with the Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Simon Says Stamp Etched Magnolia Blossom.

Die cut the Simon Says Stamp Etched Magnolia from various Tim Holtz Journal Cards. The journal cards are great for die cutting.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink lightly with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Layer the flower pieces and glue together. Add more shape if needed when the glue is dry. Die cut Simon Says Stamp Tender Leaves, ink, shape and glue to the base of the flower.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue a magnet to the back. The magnet will stick to the tin.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stamp a ticket with Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels and Potting Soil ink. Die cut with the coordinating die and stamp a sentiment. Color Tim Holtz Heirloom Roses lightly with alcohol ink.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Paint matte medium around the rim of the base tin and adhere a piece of Vintage Design Tape.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The gesso, paint and stamping gives a nice texture to the lid.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The flower can be left on the tin or removed and placed on a fridge or something similar.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The tin is great for storing something small, like beads or sequins and is easier to handle when the flower is off.

Layers of ink - Altered Tin Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

But you can still easily open and close the lid when the flower is attached.

I hope you will join us this week in our Not a Card theme. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.






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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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