Hello again! I usually don't have 2 posts in one day, but today is special because we've got a new E-Team blog hop for you!
We decided to celebrate this leap year with a technique hop! Today we're showing you how we create faux marble. Our fearless leader, Daisy, gave us no specific instructions, so it should be really interesting to see what each E-Team member comes up with!
Let's do the business details first:
- Leave comments on each E-Team member's blog post. You have from today, February 29th, through Friday, March 2nd.
- 2 winners will be chosen to receive $25 eclectic Paperie gift certificates, and will be announced on the eP blog on Saturday, March 3rd.
Now that wasn't so bad, was it? Short and sweet!
On to the project!
I decided to use a tried and true method to create my Faux Marble, using alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. I love this look and usually I'll do it with deep, rich colors, but today I decided to go soft and spring-like with the colors. I chose Adirondack Alcohol inks in Shell Pink, Willow and Cloudy Blue. Here are the supplies I started with:
I used a felt applicator to apply the inks to the paper, dabbing over the entire piece several times until I got the effect I liked. I did this on 2 separate pieces of cardstock and then on one of them, I applied some pearl metallic mixative to see what the colors would look like in softer shades.
Since I had wanted a fresh spring color palette I decided to use the piece that had the brighter colors to create a marbled Easter egg. (I'll save the pearlized one for another project.)
I printed an egg template from the internet, cut it out, traced around it onto my marbled paper with a pencil, and then cut my egg out.
My card base is white; then there's another die cut layer of white topped with a piece of patterned paper. I backed my egg with a paper doily, tied a piece of dyed seam binding around the card front, then added the egg using foam mounting tape.
And FINALLY, here is my Marbled Easter Egg:
I'm seriously thinking of doing this marbled look on my REAL Easter eggs this year! I love the way these colors look together!
Well, it's time to move on to the other E-Team members' blogs to see what they came up with using a Faux Marble technique. I can't wait!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop in (again) today. I hope you liked my project and I hope you'll try this Faux Marble technique too! I'd love to see it if you do!