Saturday, 9 December 2017

FS566 - Alcohol Ink Merry Christmas



Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Becky!

I chose this card as my inspiration:



I focused on Becky's:
-rainbow background
-black script sentiment
-crystal embellishment

I changed:
-background technique
-orientation and layout
-no ribbon

I tried a wet-on-wet technique with Alcohol Inks and rubbing alcohol. It's similar to wet on wet with watercolour. I covered my Yupo paper with rubbing alcohol before dropping the inks on it. Then I tilted the paper back and forth to get the inks to move and blend. As it dries, it continues to move and soften a bit, and gives these dreamy blends. I made 3 different panels (in the video below).

I inlaid the snowflake and sentiment using my craft pick and jewel picker. These two tools are so useful for picking up the tiny pieces and putting them where they belong!



I used:



2 comments:

Lori Martin said...

Love the cards you make. I was wondering where do you find the rubbing alcohol compound? I’m just starting to work with the alcohol inks and love them. Thank you for your videos.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow ! That’s an awesome technique ! I’d never thought it would blend so smooth. Thanks for sharing.