Absinthe Heart

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Today I am showing off an older image, 'Absinthe Faery'.  Isn't she fabulous?  I really love the dark, mystical look Amanda gave her here: 

I usually colour my image before my background, but with this technique it's better to do the background first in case it leaks into the image area.

I started by colouring some stripes in a yellow gradient to cover the whole background area

I then used a cotton bud to drip Surgical Spirit over the yellow.  Usually you would use Isopropyl Alcohol for this, but I only have 70% and it doesn't work very well.  

I printed the image with pale lines so the bottle wouldn't have a black edge.  My favourite colour is purple and I thought it would work really well for the faery. 
I did actually re-colour the background and do the surgical spirit again as I didn't like how thin the lines were.  I was very careful not to get the liquid near the image!

This flower border die reminded me of creeping vines, so I cut in a very dark green card with a gold glitter pattern on.  The die also has separate tiny flowers, so I coloured some purple and used 3D gloss to give them dimension and shine.
For the actual card, I used a large background stamp with gold ink to give some texture.

I couldn't resist making this sentiment. The play on words just popped into my head.  I'm sure if you drank enough absinthe you would probably love everyone!

My finishing touch is a few flowers in coordinating colours

I hope you got some inspiration from my work and will join us in the Faery Ink Community on Facebook to share your own creations.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
Recollections stamp 'Damask'
ColorBox Mica Magic 'Antique Gold'
Green & gold glitter patterned card
Provocraft Floral Border die
Anita's 3D Gloss
Petal Lu flowers
ProMarkers - Canary, Lemon, Soft Lime, Walnut, Henna, Cinnamon, Pine, Forest, Bright Green, Lime Green, Warm Grey 1, 2 & 5, Cinnamon, Tan, Putty, Aubergine, Plum, Mulberry & Purple
White Sakura Gelly Roll
Prismacolor pencils

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