Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Splitcoast Tutorial: Mixative Marbling

It's my turn to post a tutorial over at Splitcoast, and I'm sharing my experiments with Mixative Marbling! I picked up a couple of bottles of the Mixative recently and this was really my first experiment with the medium at all. It's possible I'm the last person in the world to know that they can be floated on water for marbling, but I hope this is something new to someone else too! It's a very easy technique and the results are stunning. 

 I tried the technique on dark and light cardstock, watercolor paper, photo paper, and matboard! It will also work on non-porous surfaces - I marbled a plastic egg that has a surface like a ping pong ball. You can also use regular alcohol inks or mix the 2 together for more colorful results.

Shapeabilities - First Friends

This background was done on dark cardstock - it's actually a dark purple/interference cardstock I bought overseas (and have been hoarding) - I marbled it with silver and gold Mixatives. 

The moon piece is watercolor paper, marbled in silver.

DIE548-Z Lighthouse Circle
B1143 Thinking of You

The background piece on this card is navy cardstock - I used mostly the gold Mixative here, but there were a few flecks of silver left from the previous dip.

This next card was done using brown alcohol ink (Teakwood) along with the gold Mixative. 

H8722 Full Bloom Hollyhocks
LAV136A Three Dancing Fairies
(sentiment is discontinued from Crafter's Companion)

I don't have very many alcohol inks or reinkers, but I love this effect - I'll definitely be experimenting more!  Side note - I love fairy stamps, and I have been wanting to start collecting Lavinia Stamps for a while - I decided to focus on the fairies and animals, and use stamps from my collection for the scenes. Love these mini ones! They are in stock at Topflight Stamps now, and you can use my code YAYDINA! for a 12% discount if you just might need some too.

I have one other sample using alcohol inks I'll be sharing in another post! If you have these supplies I hope you'll try this one - head over to the Splitcoast channel to check out the video!
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