Good Morning Ladies,
I had a fun crafty day yesterday, I spent a good hour or so making backgrounds. I only noticed that our Sonia said she was going to play with Alcohol inks yesterday when I came to write the blog, I got up with the idea of playing with them for a change.
I got a bowl of water and dripped Alcohol inks into the water and then passed pieces of card through the water, the alcohol inks sit on top of the water and cling through the dry card as it passes through.
Here are some of the backgrounds I created:
The colours look less vibrant in these photos, the first 3 have a shimmer to them as I used Pearl Alcohol inks, the last one has lots of bits of shimmer as it was one of the last ones I did and there bits of the previous inks floating around. I really enjoyed this technique, it's kind of fool proof and I got better results than I have using Alcohol inks other ways, I will say that I have blue stained hands though!
I used Aall&Create #266 Daisy Elegance stamp set, I fussy cut the flower that I stamped on Watercolour card and coloured it with Chromatek pens and a waterbrush, they do seem to blend quite well. I used the same colours on the vase, the background was one of my Alcohol ink backgrounds with a little stamping and stencilling to carry the orange/yellow from the flower to the background. The Tim Holtz Tape in black I used to tie in the black stamping. I popped it into my black journal as the black background made the colours in the card pop!
I used a tag cut from same background to write my notes on too.
I hope that you are all well and have lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,