TTC24 Celebrate Fall

Here is my card for the Touch Twin & More Challenges Color Challenge (TTC24). Instruction are below for how I created the leaves.

I selected some fun fall colored Touch Twin markers.

Using a big acrylic block for my pallet (you can use a piece of glass, mirror or plastic) I dabbed my colors on randomly.

Next I dropped 70% alcohol onto my pallet – I used a waterbrush to drip big drops but you can also put alcohol into a mist bottle.

You need to be quick on the next step because the ink dries very fast. Drip your alcohol on and this slap (technical term) your cardstock onto the ink. I used Neenah White for this project. You can also do this technique with glossy paper for more intense colors.

Repeat the steps above until you have the pattern you want. I was looking for a more solid design so I repeated several times.

Die cut your leaves.

As a final step I sponged the leaf edges with a little brown ink.


Stamps/dies: Impression Obsession WP16 Sentiments I, DIE030-S Leaves, DIE028-J Fence Border. DIE013-J Mini Rectangle Tags 1
Papers: (Neenah White 80#, Soot 80#, Intense Pink 70#, Jupiter Java 65#
Inks: Clearsnap Colorbox Premium Die inks (Chocolate, Licorice)
Markers (see above)

8 responses to “TTC24 Celebrate Fall

  1. I love your leaves, Jeanne. I cannot believe what a realistic and natural leaf this created. I have to try this. I sold all my Copics as I am so terrible with them. I was given a set of around 16 of the Promarker alcohol markers so I could them. ( I am no good with them either….LOL). I have some alcohol inks and guess I could smear some of that around as well. Don’t mind me blab, blab, blabbing.

  2. These look FABULOUS!!!!!!! I can’t wait to try this…………still waiting for my dies, but got some great magnetic sheets (5×8) at the dollar store, which will work perfectly for storing them all!

  3. Jeanne, this is a great fall card and thank you so much for the alcohol inks tutorial!

  4. Beautiful leaves!!!!

  5. Fantastic technique. Kittie sent me here. TFS

  6. After reading Kittie”s blog this morning and she mentioned your technique and I had to come see for my self. This is awesome. I can’t wait to try this out. You all give me so much inspiration to keep on crafting. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  7. Very pretty and love the technique. Will try it myself. Edna

  8. What a fantastic way to do leaves! Thanks for sharing the how to! Just ordered those dies. Can`t wait to try this! wonderful fall card you created with them!

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