Hey peeps. I’m back sharing a galaxy sky background card made with Brea Reese inks. As you know, I love alcohol inks and how you can create amazing backgrounds with them. So for today I have a very clean and simple galaxy sky card that took no time at all to complete. (To see more of my Brea Reese alcohol ink backgrounds click here.
To begin making this card I needed a striking background. I pulled out my Brea Reese Waterproof paper and a few inks to make a galaxy background. Anytime you are using Brea Reese inks, make sure to pick colors that will blend well together. For these backgrounds I used Cadmium Red, Pink, Ultramarine and Purple. Making sure to keep the inks moving, I started with clear blending solution before I added my colors.
While adding my colors I made sure to keep the paper moving by tilting it back and forth so the color would run together. Once I had the desired look, I heat set it with my heat tool. Mixing in different inks to get this galaxy background was so addicting to do. To add some stars to the background, I splattered a mixture of water and white gouache together. I used an acrylic block and a fine paint brush to flick the white stars on. You can use white or even silver for a beautiful affect.
While the paint was drying I die cut out a small frame of winter trees. For some added weight, I die cut each one twice in white and once in a purple shade of card stock. The reason for the purple paper was to give some darkness underneath the white once I placed it on my alcohol ink background. This is a great tool to use when adding something to dark paper.
Now to complete my card I took a white piece of card stock and stenciled on some faint gray lines. Trimming down a piece of paper slightly bigger in width than my framed trees gave me a great background piece for my alcohol ink. Stamping a sentiment in a coordinating blue purple color to match my background keeps my card clean and simple. I adhered the framed trees to the lined piece and popped the line piece up with foam tape onto a white card base. I love how clean and simple this card turned out.
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