Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Marbling Faux Many Ways

Hey People!  The E-Team is gathering again today to bring you another technique hop!  Today, the different E-Team members are showcasing Faux Marble!!

Of course it wouldn't be an E-Team blog hop without some blog candy!!  Daisy will chose random TWO winners from comments left between today, February 29, until March 2, on the E-Team members blogs.  The two winners will  receive a $25 eP gift certificate! 

The E-Team
Me
Linda L--couldn't play along today, but make sure you drop by and let her know she was missed!
The winner's will be announced on the eP blog Monday, March 3!

OK!! Let's get this Faux Show rolling!!


Today I'm going to show you several variations on how you can achieve a Faux Marble.  I must admit I got a bit carried away with playing! 

First up:  This is what I call Distressed Faux Marble.  Step One:  smoosh Distress inks of choice randomly on your craft mat. I just smoosh block and lines here and there.   Spritz with Tattered Angel's Glimmer mist until ink beads up. Place your paper (I used Pure Luxury Ivory in this sample) down in the beaded ink.  Lift, dry.  You have now completed my version of the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. 

wish I could have captured the shimmer!! Drat these dreary days!

Tear a piece of scrap paper.  Grab your sponge dauber or stencil brush, a couple of Distress Inks in complentary colors and apply the ink along the torn edge of the paper to your background.  Try to avoid making letters with your lines (such as "Y", "T", "K") as they are not natural in marble!!





I used a combination of Distress Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo for the lighter brown lines.  The dark brown lines are Tattered Angle's Glimmer Mist in Tattered Leather.

I have to say I LOVE how this turned out!  I must admit that I stared a this forever trying to come up with a project that wouldn't hide the effect, LOL!  Alas, I failed to come up with anything today, but keep an eye out for this, I'm mulling over some ideas!

Ok...next version of Faux Marble.  Now, this is something that I found on Andy Skinner's blog.  He came up with a faux marble technique that he calls Alcohol Floating Backgrounds.  His technique combines alcohol inks and water.  You can see his video here.  WARNING: THIS TECHNIQUE IS VERY ADDICTING!

Begin with a tub of water and some alcohol inks. 


Drip two/three drops of each of the alcohol inks into the water



Slip your paper of choice into the water



Out comes some fabulous backgrounds!!


Front side


BACK SIDE!!  YEP!! You get two different backgrounds on each sheet!!  This lets you choose which side you want to work with!!


  
Different colors on shipping tags

On Pure Luxury Cardstock
NOTE the middle sample...that one will be used for my project!!



On Glossy Paper


Slight variation.  Spritzed glossy paper heavily with water.  Applied alcohol inks with ink applicator. 

I also did samples with the alcohol ink Snow CapIt added a cool effect, but I found that on the glossy, it clumped up and then just brushed off once dried. Still a variation!! 

For the most part, I could make one sample, add new colors for another sample before needing to dump my water and starting over. 

I also tried this technique with some sticky back canvas. I wanted to try to make a background that was complentary to the middle sample seen above on the Pure Luxury.  Funny thing, I actually liked the PAPER backing of the canvas better!! haha!   And this is what I came up with using the Alcohol Floating background. 

This is an 8.5 x 8.5" layout.  the papers are retired Stampin' Up (Sorry, I don't recall the specific paper names and will admit that I'm too lazy and too far behind schedule in trying to get this posted!)  The main base was scored using my Scor-Pal every 1/4".  The backing to the sticky back canvas makes up the second background piece.  Tip:  Tape will NOT adhere to this backing! I had to put the tape on the black layer and then applied the background.  My guess is that if I could pull it up easily.  If I was really wanting this to stick, I would use some glue (either hot glue or strong glue like E6000.

The Suzi Blu image was stamped twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped it on a piece of Pure Luxury White and again on the Alcohol Floating background that was seen previously.  I paper pieced her dress using the background.  I added a very slight bit of shading to her dress and hair with some Copic markers, but deliberately left her body uncolored, as I liked the stark, rather gothic look to her!

The roses were made with more of the retired SU papers.  Ok, I felt guilty.  I'm taking a wild guess here:  Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyste would be my guess on which shades of paper I used.  The large roses were die cut with Spellbinder's Spiral Blossom One.   The small rose was made from a Spellbinder's Scalloped circle that I just hand cut the spiral to roll.  The large flowers were stamped  and sponged with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and  Chipped Saphire, using stamps from Wendy Vecchi's Art Colors Life and Be Happy, Make Art sets.  The leaves were die cut from SU's Kiwi Kiss using Spellbinder's Foliage and were sponged with Distress Peeled Paint ink.  The pearls in the center were made with a Viva Decor pearl pen.

The edge embellishment was cut with Spellbinder's Edgeabilities Classic Ric Rac.  The black rhinestones are from Want 2 Scrap nestabling that match Spellbinder's circle dies.  I just cut them to fit the area I wanted to place them in.

Close up of the Faux marble on the dress and flowers







I hope that these variations of doing Faux Marble will inspire you to create!!

'Till next time...................


42 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Wow! Love this idea, I must give this one a go! Great technique!

Sandra said...

thanks for all of the techniques ... love the alcohol inks in water!
Thanks for sharing.
Sandra ltb

Broni said...

All great ideas, Starla. I'll have to try the alcohol ink in water....it turned out great! Love your end project!

littlethings1 said...

I too love the alcohol inks , looks gret on the tags ! Love your spiral flowers !!! I am inspired , now I am off to my studio !
Eunice

jengd said...

I love all the results from your different methods! I've got to try using alcohol inks on water. I did ink and water many years ago but haven't tried any of my current supplies- looks like it worked well!

Carol E said...

Beautiful layout,thank you for sharing it.

Micki said...

Ooooooo the alcohol inks on water is just like the water marble technique. AWESOME....... and yes, they are so addicting.

Gorgeous card girlfriend, love the purple and that image is one of my favs.

hugs

JoanneO said...

Great ideas! I must try them. I'm snowed in today so now I have found something to keep me busy. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

mani said...

You have really a creative mind and creative ideas.
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Sherry Cheever said...

Gorgeous project and I LOVE your first faux marble . . . you can see the painter in you in that one!

Scrapacat said...

Beautiful card, and gorgeous pieces to use later. I love purple and black, so classy!

connie said...

This came out so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

All your faux techniques look like fun, Starla. Your card is so pretty and artsy at the same time. As for the exact colors, it is so much more fun when creating to use the colors that appeal to you so it doesn't matter! thanks for sharing your ideas and your card today, Happy Leap Day!

cathy< jt said...

Loved your ideas ! Will have to try the alcohol inks in water ! Thanks for sharing !

Kathy Eddy said...

Adorable card and love all your experiements.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Very cool ideas. I have not used alcohol inks... yet. TFS hugs

JMCPhillips said...

Beautiful techniques! Thanks so much for sharing!!

SusanK said...

Ooh my goodness! You've really taken this technique to the max! I love all your examples, but the marbling one is just 'da bomb'!

kathy/North Carolina said...

So fun! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas...and your card is lovely!

Noreen said...

Who knew there were so many ways to do faux marble! Love the way yours turned out.

SkyPixie17 said...

Love the patterns you ended up with. All the different techniques gave me something to look forward to trying out! Thanks for sharing!

Dee in N.H. said...

Holy cow! These are fabulous backgrounds! I too would have a hard time covering up any of that first one! Gorgeous card too!

Pam said...

Great techniques! Your card is awesome.

Nan G said...

Cool! Love the layout! And yes I'll be trying the water technique! Thanks for sharing

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love all your marbled papers. Great card.

candy hill said...

great project, i love this card. and am feeling very inspired. thank you for sharing! hugs candy

famillemarleau said...

Very nice card. Great tecnnique. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Janet L. said...

These techniques are making my hands itch--to try them out! This has been my favorite blog hop of all time! Your card turned out superbly, Starla. I love the colors and the way the marbelizing showed in her dress.

Angi Rankin said...

Great blog hop. I love your faux marble techniques and your card is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your cool ideas!

Deborah345 said...

So very pretty! Alcohol inks on wayer - fantistic.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great techniques. Thanks for sharing all of them with us. Your project came out wonderfully.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now, if you can create for me some PATIENCE, i'd be good to go. i'm surprise i can craft at all.... i really have VERY LITTLE (if any) patience which is why i stick with CAS - ya think! or am i just getting old?????

hugs :)

NanaBeth said...

I need to break loose and play like this-the results are amazing.You've given me some great ideas-thank you!

Terry said...

Great techniques for gorgeous background! Very pretty card and I love those flowers!

nonnie said...

brilliant ideas - thanks for sharing!

Cathy Y said...

Love Love Love the one you did with torn paper!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful backgrounds!

Bast said...

Thanx so much for sharing all your gorgeous experiments! Love them all :)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful examples of faux marble!

Rea' said...

Wooooooo... so many cool techniques, love your project... those colors are great !

Denise Bryant said...

Love your faux marble techniques! Thanks for showing us the technique! Love your card!
DeniseB

Beate said...

Love your Faux ideas. The card is gorgeous! I never thought to use all the circles on one project. But they look wonderful above those gorgeous rolled flowers.
Hugs and smiles