Monday, June 8, 2015

Tutorial Monday: Sharpie Dip

{Jane Bosi}  Happy Monday, Sweet friends!  I'm excited to share this Monday's tutorial with you--it's both colorful and easy--two of my favorite things!!  And, as an extra happy bonus, you are likely to have all of the necessary supplies right in your home!
You will need several complimentary sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, and eyedropper (pipette) a piece of white card stock and a piece of acetate.  An acrylic block could be used as a substitute for the acetate, however, most Sweet 'N Sassy stamp sets come backed with an extra piece of acetate.  You are not going to ruin it, so it's almost like it was meant to be :)
Begin by laying color patches with the sharpie markers on the sheet of acetate.  Any random pattern will do!
Using the pipette, add drops of rubbing alcohol to the entire surface of the colored acetate.  The rubbing alcohol will spread and blend the inks.
Immediately, cover the prepared acetate with the white card stock.  Gently press around the entire card stock piece to transfer the inks.
Depending on the outcome of the dipping, you can use either the front or back side for the next step.  It really is your personal preference.  In the above samples, the back side picture is my preference due to the mingling of colors and intensity.  Some of the colors on the front side are muddied.  The back side on this particular piece was much prettier.  You will see what I mean when you start to play around yourself!
To complete your project, all you need is your favorite images from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and some black ink.  The contrast of the black ink and the background colors is awesome, in my opinion :)  You can tell from the opening picture, I had a hard time stopping!  Below, is each card alone with a few more details:
 This card features New Creature--butterflies and sentiment.
 Also New Creature and Retirement Sentiments.  I rarely use white as a card base, but with this colorful front, the white really works.  The butterfly wings are highlighted with a white signo pen, also.
I created this collage card using Parisian Postcard---a simply gorgeous set--by randomly stamping images everywhere.  Later, I colored the flowers only and added a sentiment from Wait On The Lord.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have enjoyed making it.  We sure would love to see your creations, so feel free to share in our comment section!  Most of all, go on get inky!

Don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

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Maxine D said...

Thank you soooo much for this tutorial - I will be trying this technique for sure.

Bridget said...

These are so pretty, Jane, what a great technique!

Cathymac said...

WOW! These cards are gorgeous, Jane! Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial! I will be trying this for sure!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Neat technique Jane. The color are so pretty and love the images you used.

Lalia H. said...

LOVE this technique and your butterfly cards, thanks for sharing how to do it.