Hi, it's Marlene here. I hope everyone had a nice weekend, I got to spend part of mine scrapbooking so I'm happy.
Thursday, June 21, Nancy posted a marbling tutorial on IFS. It gave me a idea. I wanted background paper reminencent of mahogany bark for a page about my adventure into a rain forest so I used a similar technique to make my own. The two pager I had planned was 12 x 12 and my non-stick craft sheet (like Nancy used) was too small. I have only managed to accumulate 3 distress inks and all 3 are the wrong colors. I improvised with the back of a Cricut mat and alcohol inks.
With the 6 different colors of alcohol inks, I randomly applied dots of color, like this first illustration. When I had the mix I wanted (you have to work quickly because alcohol ink dries quickly), I pressed a sheet of white paper on the wet ink. The colors were a little bright for the natural look I was going for so I applied Staz On Dove Gray ink with a rubber brayer to muddle the colors some.
I used this technique two different times for the two pager I had in mind and here is the result.