Such a fun technique, thanks so much, Anita. I'm only just starting to get some alcohol markers, usually have been too expensive for me. I have some pastels, sets of red, purple and gray and a set of Altenew, different colors. This background used the red set.
I made the background the way Anita showed, with plastic wrap around a cutting plate. I too like the wrinkles. I wish there was a little more definition of different shades of red. First time using the set of dies, if you look closely, the largest piece has some dry embossing from the die. I tried several different sandwiches, the paper didn't seem to want to emboss very deeply. Btw, Kirkland paper was recommended a while ago for ai, but to use the back. So that's what I mostly did. I tried a background on the glossy front, that was fine too.
For the CAS, I used my gold and silver Cosmic Shimmer gilding flakes.
Would you believe I have no heart dies!? Just not into Valentines any more. I hope to come back with another ai marbling background card.
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 GMT Views: 246
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 107829
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 12:01 PM
The heart with the gilding flakes is just wow, wow. Beautiful. I've never tried the back of photo paper - I guess I either use the front for techniques where I know it will work (polished stone type) or splurge and use real glossy card as opposed to photo paper for something like this. I like the partial embossing I can see in the die-cut. Fun that you had some markers to try this with (it can also be done with just tiny drops of alcohol inks, too). And now I definitely want to try this with cling wrap.
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Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 34775
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 12:52 PM
This is lovely Jean, Your background turned out so wel I think I even see some ferns...pretty golden heart and love your die cuts too, I've already used the back of photo papers and just because the back looked better than the front!! Thanks for playing Jean
Registered: March 8, 2005 Location: Halfway between Dallas and Houston Posts: 18285
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 7:53 PM
The BG process on this is beautiful! I love how you added the foil to the heart! I find it really hard to use hearts for anything but Valentines, even though I do have some heart dies. Glad you were able to cut a heart for this pretty card.
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