Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!
Today I’m bringing you a décor piece I made using items from my stash, some epoxy, and the A.B. Studio chipboard & cut apart sheet and alcohol inks from this month’s kit.
Waiting for the epoxy to set up was the most time-consuming part of this project, and the second most time-consuming part was trying to decide how to arrange the clusters. As you’ll see in the video below, I went through a few arrangements!
Before pouring the epoxy, I coated the chipboard piece with some Lindy’s Embossing Powder.
I just added drops of the alcohol ink to the epoxy and “dragged” the color around, but didn’t mix it in thoroughly, creating the ribbons of color.
The clusters are made up mainly of the pieces cut from the A.B Studio sheet that came in the kit, but I added some odds and ends from my stash (that I had collected from previous Tres Jolie Kits!).
As a note, the gel medium behind the cabochons eventually dried transparent!
I set this up in a window so you could see how the light shines through.
I hope you enjoyed my project this week, and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done with the alcohol inks. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more projects from the other members of the Tres Jolie Design Team and join our Facebook Group to see other subscriber’s projects!
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July 2020 Mixed Media Kit:
In addition to items from this months kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:
Lindy’s Gang – *“Gossamer Gold” Moon Shadow Mist, *“Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder & *“Silence Is Golden” Embossing Powder, Creative Embellishments *“Pumpkin Vine Flourish,” *Darice Floral Embellishments “Yellow, Sweetwater Roses,” *white roses, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Mini Mister, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger Emboss It Dauber, Pro Marine Supplies Epoxy, jewelry making chain, cabochons