Thursday, May 17, 2018


Making Handmade Cards!

This video turned out to be a viewer participant special! What do you do with all those beautiful papers you made watching the ALCOHOL INKS & YUPO PAPER SERIES? If you are anything like me you have several sheets of each technique, plus some experiments, spread out in front of you. 


How excited was everyone when the video started early? Anyone who was just hanging out was able to vote on each of the examples of the techniques found in the Series. Which ones would be made into cards? (Don't worry, you can catch the video that was recorded LIVE on the Koala T Crafts YouTube Channel, comments and all!)
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Ghosting and alcohol blending pens

The 'ghosting' technique was shown in WEEK #3 of the series. Viewers couldn't decide so both examples were made into simple cards. Removing existing alcohol ink then accenting with a black alcohol marker made the project very easy and breathtaking! 
Calla Lillies on Yupo paper

'ghost' technique on Dura-Lar
Yupo Paper

Dura-Lar Paper

WEEK #3: Alcohol Markers and Stamping

Texture, Purple, and Gold!

It was difficult to choose which of the mirrored background examples to use. Viewers chose purple and gold! They were cut down to four brilliant squares. The purple was brought to the foreground due to the purple quilted background! Watch WEEK #4 of the Series to see the final result!

Silver mirrored background with alcohol inks

Mirrored Cardstock

WEEK#4: Mirrored and Glossy Cardstock, Mixatives and Water-based Markers

Bold and Beautious!

So many paper creations to choose from, so many ideas!! Many examples of homemade alcohol inks with watercolor markers and alcohol markers used on Yupo paper, Dura-Lar and photo paper, were next on the agenda. Which did the viewers choose? Watch WEEKS #1 & #2 to see how these eye-catching pieces were made!
Alcohol ink and homemade inks
Alcohol Markers and 91% alcohol sprayed

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
OHUHU Alcohol Marker

WEEK #1: Alcohol Inks and Yupo paper Alternatives

WEEK #2: Getting Your Inks Moving/Techniques and Tools
We watched the process of an experienced crafter take a piece of paper, of which she designed, and create a beautiful card! Truly a piece of "Happy Mail"! The viewer's interaction with the host was fun. Not a one minded the silence while comments were being read. 

Watch the Creative Juices Flow!

It was "super cool" to watch behind the scenes. The camera view was widened and we were able to see storage and the whole Koala hat! Watching Jen Evers go through her creating process was a special treat. And though we enjoy the view, we miss seeing her smile as she giggles over a particular comment! Did you leave a comment on the video letting Koala T Crafts know which view you enjoy best!?

Week #5 shall not be left OUT!

This is the link to video WEEK #5. Watch the videos in order if you like. Week by week, they progressively build on techniques that are simple yet create beautiful art! 

WEEK #5: Techniques and Card Making

Koala T Crafts is Giving Away a Set of 3 Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Lettuce & Eggplant, a Silver Mixative plus a Stack of Paper to a viewer! Secondly, 10 other viewers will receive a small pack of assorted papers! So watch the video and leave a comment on the first 5 videos in the Series! You must make your comments by midnight, 11:59pm CST on Friday, May 18, 2018 and the winners will be drawn randomly on Saturday, May 19, 2018! 
Good Luck!
xoxo, Jen

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Hope all of you enjoyed this artistic journey! It has been fun and exciting! Your comments have been so encouraging and full of hugs! 

Thank you so very much for the support of the Koala T Crafts Youtube Channel, Facebook Group, Patreon Group, and the Blog! Please remember that you can always ask questions;

1. On the Facebook page, many in the Community are willing to help you out! 
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Remember, great things happen to those that create! Artistically Yours,

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  1. The backgrounds are utterly stunning. Loving the cards too.

    1. Thank you so much Sall! Glad to have you a part of the community here at Koala T Crafts! oxo Jen Evers

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