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Tuesday 26 April 2022

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here playing with some alcohol inks and this beautiful blossom crescent stamp.
My background is alcohol inks on Stone paper with a Vaseline resist.
Before I tell you how I made the card you may be wonder what Stone paper is. It's a manufactured paper made of Calcium Carbonate and High Density Polyethene. The paper is water resistant but a little more difficult to come by than Yupo (Polypropylene). It's considered more environmentally friendly with only a small amount of plastic and also doesn't use water in its manufacturing process. If you have the opportunity to buy some give it a try, it's amazing for Gelli printing and works in the same way as Yupo with Alcohol inks.

So onto the card. I used Vaseline as an alcohol ink resist following this YouTube video, the other tidbit we were given on the video is that Vaseline can be used as a sealer. People come up with the most amazing ideas. 😊
The Vaseline protects the surface under the stamp from the ink, the blending solution moves the ink around. Then the excess blending solution allows you to wipe off any excess inks and Vaseline leaving the image behind. I used the script and the dots on my background and some fairly dark inks. I then stamped the image of the crescent blossom on the Stone paper in Stazon (Black) and again on a piece of watercolour paper in Versafine Clair (Nocturn). I coloured the image, fussy cut it then lay it over the background stamped image. I used some yellow Viva Decor Paper pen for the centre of the flowers and clear for some water droplets on the petals and leaves.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:


Texture with Circles 
Bloom Crescent 


Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the information about the Stone Paper, which I had never heard of. Thank you too for the link to this fabulous technique. What a beautiful card with the most amazing colours and effect Christine x. said...

A beautiful card and thank you so much for referencing my alcohol ink vaseline tutorial. ❤️

Bonnie said...

An awesome technique to show off these beautiful flowers!

Brenda in IN said...

Your card is wonderful. I can't wait to see the video. It seems like it would not dry so I'm excited to see how this works. Also, about the stone paper. That is new to me too.

Susan said...

Such a beautiful card - hard to believe that is Vaseline! Gorgeous background and beautiful spray of flowers!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful. An interesting technique with Vaseline!… will have to check it out.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Christine. I love how the vaseline created a wonderful resist for your AI background. Isn't it fabulous when we can use products from around the house to create beautiful artwork??!! LOVE the watercolours blooms --- gorgeous!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous background and beautiful flowers, Christine! Interesting technique using Vaseline!
Hideko xx