Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Little Dab of Glycerin

This is my fourth card in my Could Ya? Should Ya? Would Ya? Yea! series. Say what???

In this monthly series, I plan to try something out of the norm... i.e. a size of card I rarely use, a technique I've wanted to try (or try again), an unusual fold, a card for a bizarre holiday, etc. I also plan to try a new recipe on these days - not a card recipe, a kitchen recipe.

This month I tried a new technique. I'd never heard of using Glycerin when blending inks, but I saw it demonstrated in a brief video on FB (thank you Georgia) and it looked so fun that I had to try it.

I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on White cardstock prior to cutting the heart-shape using a die. I added ink directly from a SU Wild Wasabi ink pad onto a large acrylic block that served as my art palette. I added one drop of Glycerin and used a blending sponge to mix the ink and glycerin together. I then sponged that substance all over my green heart. Once I'd done that I took a wadded up paper towel and dabbed it all over the heart, which is what gives it a textured look.

Other than this fun technique, this card features Eyelet Outlet products...

and Three Designs of Washi Tape

The sparkly red heart is actually made with Washi Tape:

Here's the card:

Could Ya?
Should Ya?
Would Ya?

And don't forget... there's the added feature of this series - try a new recipe. What's for supper? Million Dollar Chicken Casserole. I hope we like it.

Last month I made Navajo Flatbread and it was delicious!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Art Impressions Sloth-some stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White and SU Wild Wasabi CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Firefly Nested Hearts

Special Feature: Wild Wasabi Ink and Glycerin

Eyelet Outlet ProductsEnamel HeartSloth BradSummer Tree BradGlitter Heart Washi TapeGlitter Red Washi Tape, and Skinny Washi Tape


kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Jeanette, and a fascinating technique. Hope the recipe worked out. I shared your recipe last month and some locals tried it and loved it!
Stay safe

Lynn McAuley said...

Great card, Jeanette, and I'm really loving that scrap, too! Hope you turn it into another beautiful card!!