I have never tried to do a rainbow melt style card before. Partly because I can’t bring myself to melt crayons, but mostly because I wasn’t sure how to translate it to a card without a giant mess.
But, since I became a part of the Design Team for the CutCardstock blog, I have tried several kinds of new cardstocks. One of my favorites is Curious Metallic in Cryogen White. The paper has a subtle sparkle that shows through most inks and paints. It’s pretty neat to have a paper that has built in glitter!
What I wanted to show you today, though, is that since this paper has a coating on it, watercolor inks tend to float on top for a few minutes before soaking in. This makes it super easy to do techniques like this “rainbow melt.” It very much resembles the crayon melt art you see on Pinterest, but this card is done with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
- Bazzil Cardstock in Licorice
- Curious Metallic Cardstock on CryogenWhite
- TealKat Creations Premium White Cardstock
- Sunny Studios Die and Stamp set
- Ranger Mister
- Artist Tape, or another tape that won’t mar the paper
- Tombow Mono Multi Glue
- Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Gloss Glitter
- Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
- MFT Wonky Stitches Die