Thursday, 2 February 2012

More Alcohol Ink Adventures

Just thought I'd post these two cards I made with the samples I had left over after the Grungey Monday Alcohol Ink Challenge number 33. I always have 'left over bits' when I'm experimenting and they usually end up in a box but the current box has reached a full to overflowing situation! So I thought these were nice enough to turn into cards.I enjoyed using this technique from Tim Holtz, but it's a bit tricky when it comes to wiping the ink away as it's easily smudged
For this card I used Tim Holtz, Denim and cloudy Blue alcohol ink on a piece of acetate. The fish stamp is one of my old favourites, I bought from my local art shop, unfortunately it doesn't have a manufacturer's name on it. I stamped the frame with a grass leaf stamp from Stampscapes inc.with Versa Mark ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally,I worked in some Faded Denim and black Soot distress ink. I love the way the clear embossing acts as a resist, giving a kind of 'batik' effect.
I used the same technique for this card but backed it with my favourite sticky backed foil, otherwise Known as ASBO tape. I used Pesto and Stream alcohol ink to create the background. The tree stamp is from a Kan ban set called Spring Silhouettes. I stamped this over the frame before clear embossing. I then rubbed in Weathered Shutters, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot distress ink.


  1. I love these cards. I think this is my favourite technique that I learnt from Tim Holtz' tags, but you have mastered it much better than I have! You have a new follower. Love your blog! Maddy x