today i was a guest on cool2craft web tv...i demonstrated a quick and easy marbling technique with alcohol inks on this ready-to-go! blank cardkeeper box. this is the top of the lid shown. you can watch the archive of today's show; it stays up for a few weeks. there's a link on the cool2craft site.
i chose two ink colors - butterscotch and cranberry. I started with a quick wash of butterscotch all over the box, then I tapped the cranberry ink with my applicator on top to create the marbled effect, then i tapped again with the butterscotch to really blend the colors. then i lined the edges with a gold leafing pen.
click here for my little video tutorial on this technique for the cardkeeper...and while you're on my youtube channel, you'll see another tutorial there for marbling on vellum paper too.
i will make a set of nice greeting cards to go inside this box, and then i'm donating it to one of scrapbook royalty's silent auctions, benefiting a local community center that serves the homeless. this auction will be held at the scraptacular getaway retreat coming up in april. i am also teaching two sessions of "layouts with lutradur" for the retreat attendees...more on that later!
if you want to try this project yourself, you can order the cardkeeper and a selection of alcohol inks from my online shop at lisalizalou.com. prices are always 25% off retail, and for this week only, you get low, low shipping rates! plus i'm giving a free gift with the purchase of a cardkeeper box this week - all the papers and embellies you need to make a cute greeting card to go inside.