Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fun With Alcohol Ink

Hi my friends, the drizzly weather at the weekend put the dampers on my plans to spend Sunday in the garden so I retreated to my other happy place to have an alcohol ink background making playdate with my adorable Professor inspired by his amazing Facebook Live Q&A Demo.
If you missed it you can catch all the action, hints and tips over on Tim's blog HERE.
I looked out a supply of  5" x 7" sheets of Tim Holtz White Yupo, trimmed them in half, lined up the Alcohol Inks and in a few hours, had a pile of backgrounds ready for the next instalment, Q+A Demo Alcohol Ink Part 2 on Saturday 27th when Tim will be sharing different techniques on how to use the backgrounds. I'm sharing two cards I made using extra backgrounds I created from the left over ink on my glass media mat, the ink I would normally just clean up.
After creating the first panel using Cobalt, Gumball and Dijon Alcohol Inks, I still had ink on my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool and being a waste not want not kind of a gal and a canny Scot to boot, I pounced the ink on to my glass media mat, sprinkled with Rubbing Alcohol, grabbed more panels, swiped them through the ink to create another 2 backgrounds. I spritzed the mat with rubbing alcohol to clean off the remaining ink and had one of those What If moments. So I grabbed another panel of Yupo and voila, holy tornado, be still my beating heart, this turned out to be my favourite and I couldn't believe I had 3 extra backgrounds from one application of inks.
And before I tidied up for the day, I couldn't resist making cards from those "what if moments" panels.
I fixed the first panel to Simon Says Stamp Ultra White card trimmed to 3.3/4" x 5.1/4" and matted on to a 4.1/2" x 6" white card blank covered with Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock.
I didn't want to cover up the beautiful background so I kept the embellishments simple. I die-cut the word Thank from Simon Says Stamp Ultra White cardstock 3 times using Simon Says Stamp CZ Designs Extra Large Thank You die, layered to create dimension and fixed Idea-ology Transparent Wings in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I added an Idea-ology Big Chat Sticker to complete the sentiment and small white dots to the butterflies using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

For the second card, I matted the panel on to Simon Says Stamp Ultra White Card and on to a white card blank covered with a pale lilac cardstock I had in my stash. I added the die-cut You using Simon Says Stamp CZ Designs Extra Large Thank You Die and added Idea-ology Botanical Layers.
I inked the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, stamped on to a scrap of white card, trimmed to separate the words and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium.
I finished by adding Idea-ology Transparent Wings

Have fun whatever you are creating, stay safe and keep well.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Hi Kath, these are simply stunning creations, love the colours, really gorgeous.
    This weather is just awful, we have had just about everything apart from snow, {I'd best not say that out loud} Fingers crossed for the next few days, take care.xx

  2. Fabulous cards Kath...what gorgeous backgrounds you've created.


  3. Beautiful cards you alway create stunning backgrounds and add lovely embellishments (Butterflies) they are gorgeous - hopefully we will get nicer weather from tomorrow really need some ☀️ x

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I really love them.

  5. These colors are mesmerizing!!! So beautiful!!!

  6. Gorgeous alcohol ink creations!!!!!


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