Monday, 1 February 2016
Playing With Alcohol Inks & Two Challenges
The past couple of days has seen me getting mucky and having fun! I dug out some alcohol inks from when I first started out in card making and I had forgotten how much fun they could be! I took some snippets of glossy photographic card, sprayed with water and started dropping drops of the ink onto the wet paper and watching in awe as they rippled out into these pools of vibrant, fiery colours.
I only have three of these Adirondack inks and four snippets of glossy paper, so I made four, small background pieces. Because of the snippets I am linking again to Pixie's Snippets Playground #214 and I am also linking to Freshly Made Sketches #221 following the wonderfully open sketch by Karren
As I was late making last years Christmas cards, I am going to try to spread them out this year, so it isn't such a rush. I thought this one would make a change from the usual type of Christmas cards that I usually make and so I used a Christmas sentiment.
Details below photos.
First I ran a plain, white base card through a WRMK embossing folder 'Gemstone', then I drew a thin border around one of the small background pieces with a gold metallic marker, I spritzed with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (more old stock from around the same time as the Adirondacks). Then, after letting it dry completely, I heat embossed the sentiment - Clearly Besotted 'Brushed Greetings' in white embossing powder and finished off with three - yes, you guessed it - old 'gems' from stash!
Unfortunately the Glimmer Mist didn't photograph very well and it just looks like dirt, but in real life, it shimmers a stunning copper colour!
Thank you for visiting today and I will visit you in return! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx