Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Inks & Microbeads

Hi all

Today's card was a bit hit and miss.

I'd seen this technique and wanted to try it but the stencil I chose was completely wrong, it was too intricate, it worked really nice with just the inks it was when I added the paste and removed the stencil, the paste bled underneath and when I added the beads they stuck every flippin where and there should have been some clear space in between but on the bright side the colour turned out amazing.

So it worked out better than expected but not as good as I wanted.

I think next time leave the stencil on and then add the beads and find some way to save the beads stuck to the

P.S I can't post it either it's turned out a bit heavy, so I might give it to my sister.

As always thanks for your visit.

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  1. Super card and super colours Ali.

    B x

  2. Hi Ali this is a stunning card. I do like using microbeads but I usually use sticky sheets. Your sister will love it. Hugs Jackie

  3. If you hadn't told us we would just think you made a beautiful card Sorry it is not as expected but it is lovely ............Lis

  4. Brilliant card Ali....great background...I too always make a mess with stencils....some time not the look I was after....but yours came out fabulous...Joolsx

  5. Oh my goodness this is stunning :-)

  6. This is gorgeous Ali! I've been intrigued by the micro beads for a while, may give them a go. I LOVE the colours and sparkle :) I just got some of the CS mica flakes to try, I was wondering about the beads being heavy and postage. Debs x

  7. It's great to experiment and try out something a bit different!

  8. It looks lovely to me, so if this is a mistake it's a great one.

  9. Im impressed, looks so effective, so despite you feeling it didnt turn out the way it should of, I think it looks great

  10. It may not be what you wanted but it looks gorgeous, love the sparkle from the beads x


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Ali xxx