I needed to make a new home card. I pulled out a square card blank and cut a piece of photo paper slightly smaller. Then I had a play with my LETRASET alcohol inks.
I dripped and blended and smooshed around and dripped more and blended more...I love getting messy...
I ended up with this piece. I used poppy,cobalt blue,baby pink,meadow green and moss. you only need a little, seriously these colours are VIBRANT..
The more I added and blended I noticed this cracking around the edges... so I added more, blended more to make the cracks bigger. I love them....what a happy accident. Anyone who reads my blog knows how I love texture, love cracks and bubbles and I often heat things up to distort them.
Now I have no idea how this cracking happened, was it the ink? or the amount I used or the photo paper? I tried to replicate it on another piece of photo paper and it didn't happen...not a single crack no matter how much ink I added...pfft..slightly disappointed hahaha
so it must have been the particular brand of photo paper that I used, and I can't even tell you what it is, because it was just a random off-cut in a drawer. Grr don't you hate it when you make something fabby and you can't work out how to do it again.
So I have my piece of inked and cracked paper....I drew my design straight onto the photo paper.
and then I filled in the shapes with a little basic tangling. No complicated patterns, nothing too dense as I wanted the colours to be the focal point.
Finally mounted to a card blank and it is ready to send off.