Friday, August 23, 2013

Going in Tie Dye Circles!

This week I was playing with some ideas along the lines of tie-dye.  It's an age old fad that has come around again in full force.  Everywhere you look, you see tie-dyed, bookbags, purses, jewelry and even shoes!  So, with that thought, I decided to try a couple of different mediums to see what I could come up with.  The circle pattern on the Couture Creations Peacock Pleasure Embossing Folder was perfect.

First, I wanted to try alcohol markers.  Maybe a fun idea, but DO NOT use them in your embossing folders unless you have STAZ-ON All Purpose Cleaner.   I thought they would wash right off....NOT!  I panicked because I didn't want to toss the embossing folder.  Then I about the StazOn ink remover?  It worked like a charm!  Took everything off and the embossing folder is just like new.  Phew!

Anyway, this is what it looked like after I added the marker colors and before I embossed with it.


 Please, don't tell anyone that I mixed my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers when I did this! And don't forget....DO NOT TRY THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE STAZ-ON ALL PURPOSE CLEANER!

Next, I misted it with ink refresher, yep, another experiment, before I embossed the cardstock.
This is the result....

I was a little surprised how the colors mixed.  They sure didn't look like this when I colored the folder.  I cut several circles and mounted them on white cardstock cut with a zig zag circle die.

Not bad and a good learning experience to say the least!

Next, I gathered some of my favorite colors of Dylusions Spray Inks.  I love these mists!  They spray on evenly and the colors are fabulous.

I also used one of my die cuts as a stencil template when spraying the mist onto the white cardstock.  You can see a few of the areas where the original cardstock shows through the color of the ink spray.

And what would tie dye be without a peace sign, the word "love", and a flowered guitar?

Now this is what I'm talkin' about!  Love this tie dye mix.


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Tracey Wilson said...

I really like how the ones turned out that you used the markers on! cool idea!!! your card is super groovy too :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Groovy cards! I love both effects. Thanks for the tips. I can't wait to try this myself. =)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Cool cool backgrounds, have to try...thanks for sharing
keep in touch

Donna Maligno said...

Tie dye here we come! I enjoyed your foray into color and embossing, Vicki. Terrific effects and since I have a demo this weekend on embossing folders and our theme is (ta da!) Tie Dye!, then this will be a great compliment! Thanks for the inspiration!


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