VIDEO: Wispy Alcohol Ink Background with Phoenix from Hero Arts

Welcome everyone!  Today I’m sharing some inspiration using the beautiful Phoenix Bird Fancy Die. I was so excited when I saw this being released. Art with the Phoenix has always inspired me because of the power the image provides and feelings of hope and rising up. I wanted to try and convey that in my card today.

You can watch the video tutorial over on the Hero Arts Youtube channel HERE.

I found my inspiration on Pinterest. I wanted to recreate some of the artwork I stumbled upon to give the impression of the Phoenix rising up. I’m going to use alcohol inks on Black synthetic card stock to achieve this look.

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When working with alcohol inks on Black synthetic card stock, you need the Snowcap Mixative in order for the colors to show up. I placed drops of Blending Solution, a couple drops of the Snowcap Mixative and a few drops of color. Then used the Puffer tool to move the color around. It’s a very relaxing process and you can create a lot of stunning backgrounds quickly.

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I die cut my Phoenix from Dove White and Pumpkin Hero Hues premium card stock. Don’t throw the negative pieces away because you can use those for cards too !

Using a finger dauber, I inked the very edges of the Phoenix with Hero Arts Embossing & Watermark Ink. I sprinkled on Gold Embossing Powder and heat set.

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With the Phoenix die cut from Pumpkin Hero Hues Premium card stock, I ink blended the edges first with Red Royal ink and a blending tool. Once that had dried, I inked the very edges of the wings with the Embossing & Watermark Ink.

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This has such a striking effect!

To add dimension to the images, I die cut the Phoenix numerous times from Dove White card stock. Each Phoenix has a total of 3 layers glued together with Precision Glue before adding to the front of the card.

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I used sentiments from the Shine Bright and Heart Tree Stamp & Cut sets, stamped on Dove White Hero Hues Premium card stock with Intensified Black ink. I thought these sentiments fit well with the message I wanted to convey.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

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2 Comments

  1. HOLY SMOKES, MINDY! Girl, these are FABULOUS! After being injured for so long, I am hopeful that 2021 will be my comeback year. Like a phoenix rising, I, too, hope to rise from the ashes. 💜 Feliz Navidad, Mindy, to you and your family. 🎄🎅⛄

  2. Awesome cards, Mindy! The bright red phoenix is spectacular!!

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