Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Alcohol inks

I joined a swap using alcohol inks so I've been experimenting with some techniques. Thanks for the ideas Adrienne.

First I put some drops of alcohol ink and some blending solution on a non stick mat and smooched some glossy card stock into it. I used the metallic mixatives on some of them. I used one piece to make a picture to put on a birthday card.

Stamp by Crafty Individuals.

I then stamped and embossed a collage stamp (Stampers Anonymous) using gold embossing powder onto some gold card. I then used my trusty chunk of wood with felt topping to add some alcohol inks. I used the piece and a piece using just the inks and no embossing to make a cover for a small notebook. I will send this away for the swap.


Carol said...

These are luscious! You've inspired me. I need to make valentine cards for a club swap and this technique would make lovely backgrounds. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Linda Wareham said...

Gorgeous Fiona, I love the rich colours on the notebook cover.

Lindart said...

The SA stamp is one of my favorites! I love what you did with it!

Shoshi said...

This is beautiful, Fiona! I love the embossed design, especially over the rich, dark background. What an inspiration.