Saturday, September 08, 2007

Alcohol inks

This is the first time I am trying out Alcohol inks on glossy paper but I love them to bits. So you will need, Adirondack Alcohol inks, I bought a set of three and I got Wild plum, Stream and Butterscotch in it. I bought the Adirondack blending solution separately(Its a pity you dont get it free , LOL) I have used Butterscotch and wild plum in this one. I just dropped droplets of the colours sparingly all across the glossy paper. Then dropped the blending solution here and there and they will start mixing. If you want them to look like dots, be sure to drop them in such a way that they remain as close to a circle as possible, and when you are dropping the blending solution, drop them carefully in the same way in the middle of the alcohol ink. And then, just leave it, it does the work for you!

If you want to see which card I have made using this one as a background, come back on Monday night when I will post the Papercraftjunkies challenge!
In this one, I have dropped about 6 drops of Adirondack Alcohol ink in Wild plum then drop immediately the Alcohol blending solution on them, and see them spread, thats the part I like the most, amazing!When it is dried up, which doesn't take very long, I have stamped over with stazon using Stitched flower stamp from Hero ArtsHere I have used Adirondack Alcohol ink in Stream and Butterscotch. The alcohol blending solution gave that spreading effect.But here instead of dropping them and let them drop in a tight circle shapes, I have dropped streaks of them, moving my hands, having at times , lines , zig zag lines ect....

Here I have used Adirondack Alcohol Ink , colour: Stream and Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Mixatives in Silver. Same technique as above.So, I have used the Adirondack Alcohol blending solution as well.
Look at that..! It looks as if you are looking at the world from does!!honest!

I just love this technique , I think it makes great background
This is a bigger version of the pic, just click on it!

These are three samples I have tried, this time using clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder on glossy paper. Just make sure you don't handle the glossy paper too much as your fingerprints might show, how do I know? well ask me!!:) Anyway, you can use a brayer to ink it but I haven't . I bought some cheap make up sponges from poundland and used them instead. I used Kaleidacolor, as your ink must be water-based, so it can glide nicely on your paper and to get the resist effect.

If you haven't tried this yet, try it, you will love it!


  1. Goodness your very brave these inks frighten me LOL

    Your work is fab BTW!!

  2. Tassy I love the samples with the silver in them---well done.

  3. Wow... you have this technique pegged. I love it..The only problem with your blog is that you keep showing me new stuff that I really want to do, but sadly not got the correct ingredients!!!Its pure TORMENT!!! I suppose I should stop visiting your blog...but I CAN'T ...oh dear, looks like I am gonna have to put up with the Torture & Temptation! LOL!!

  4. Now, I love this technique. I know nothing of the beautiful art that you produce...I just know how beautiful the outcome is.
    Dang've got the works going on! :)


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