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  • Writer's pictureDori Shelton

AECP Level 1 Ink Blending Techniques

Hello everyone! Happy Monday, I hope you all had a great weekend. I am here quickly today to share 2 cards for another Altenew AECP class. This one was for Easy Ink Blending Techniques. I really liked the way this class taught ways to step up ink blending techniques that were easy to do but really added a lot of fun elements to your project.

I chose to concentrate on two of the techniques showcased in the course. The first involved using sponge daubers to create a Bokeh effect for the background. I used some Altenew inks on Bristol Smooth Cardstock for the blended background. These are my first Altenew inks and they were a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to using them on future projects. I also used the new Altenew mini delight for May "Apple Blossoms" for the floral images. The bottom flower is adhered directly to the card base, and I used dimension foam to pop up the top flower

The second card features the faux water color technique. This one was a lot of fun to do. I embossed the images from Altenew's Garden delight with Versamark and White embossing powder and then I ink blended the background with distress oxide inks. (Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord) I then took the same colors and used a small paint brush to add some loose water colors over the embossed images. Once that was dry, I took darker shades (aged mahogany, Crackling Campfire, Villanious Poison) and added another layer of loose water color. Finally, I splattered some paint drops randomly, stamped the sentiment and finished with some sequins. This is definitely a technique I will do again!

Have a wonderful day and I will see you again next time!

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness Challenge: Flowers (Card 1)

Make My Monday: Flowers (Card 2)

Pammie's Inky Pinkies: ATG (Card 1)

Little Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG (Card 2)

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