Zebra Print Stencil Two Ways

Happy Monday crafty friends! Recently, I’ve been completely obsessed with alcohol inks and it’s perfect for cardmaking. I made two cards featuring alcohol inks and two different techniques with a focus on the Ink Blot Shop’s Zebra Print Background Stencil.
For my first card, I used clear texture paste on a piece of translucent yupo with the Zebra Print Background Stencil with a palette knife. I do think that it is easier to apply the paste up and down following the stripes vs against but it was really easy to get an even coat. I did have to wait for it to dry before I came back to add alcohol ink.
Once dry, I pulled out some alcohol inks and added them directly on top with a blending solution. I kept it fairly simple and didn’t mix too much so I could follow the stripy zebra pattern. It’s very subtle since the alcohol inks cover the pattern but I think, in a very cool way.
For my second card, I started with alcohol ink on translucent yupo and added similar colors to my first card. I decided to use glacier paste with the Zebra Print Background Stencil for this one to try a different paste.
This paste is silver and sparkly and I love it. It really showcases the Zebra Print Background Stencil in a more obvious way against the alcohol inked panel.
Since I really wanted the Zebra Print Background Stencil to be the focus, the sentiment was bold but did not take the attention away from my stenciled backgrounds. I hope you love them as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re inspired to create. Happy Crafting!


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