I had so much fun playing with my alcohol inks the other day that I couldn’t wait to have another chance to get messy with them again. I was asked about the colours I used to create this card so I sat and made a colour swatch of my ink. I must confess that on that card I realised I had used ink from another company as well as the Ranger/Tim Holtz alcohol ink but it doesn’t seem to be available now. Here are the colours I have and the other supplies I use:
I have had to do the colour swatch on different card as I have run out of my glossy card stock. I tried a few different types of card and found that the colours varied vastly on each one. The photo shows the one that I feel shows the colours accurately. I also experimented colouring the background with Promarkers to get a flat base colour to build on and that worked well.
I then set to work. I have used a silver metallic film and painted regular card stock with white gesso and Ranger gloss multi medium as different bases to work on to make up for my lack of glossy card. Here are some of the results:
As you can see I have die cut some, stamped and embossed on others and ran another through my big shot with an embossing folder. Now I just have the task of making them into cards.
For yesterdays entry in to the 30 day colouring challenge over at The Daily Marker I made this card:
I used the Tim Holtz blending tool with the felt pads to dab ink on in circles making sure the ink was denser towards the middle. I used the inks Pink Sherbet and Currant with a drop of copper mixative in the centre. I finished off with a Tim Holtz sentiment embossed in copper embossing powder.
A bit of a marathon post today but I hoped to explain better some of the process.
Happy crafting – I’m off to scrub the alcohol ink from my hands yet again!