Monday, October 02, 2006

I am so pleased with how this card turned out! I love working with the alcohol inks. They are such a forgiving medium. If you make a mistake you can just keep working it, until you have something you like.

I like to work with a sheet of glossy cardstock cut to 51/2 by 41/4. Then you have a good sized piece to work with.

This is how i use the inks.

1: Spread some of the blending solution on your glossy paper.

2: Attach the felt to the dauber. I drop the inks directly onto the felt. Add a few drops of blending solution and pounce all over your paper. When you are happy with the coverage, add a few drops of pearl, gold, copper or silver to your felt. Add a few more drops of blending solution and add to your paper.

3: Save the felt and dry it! It can be used again just by adding some blending solution to it. It will be lighter in color but just as pretty.

I really enjoy making the alcohol ink backgrounds. I spent an entire afternoon making several. My kids wanted to play too, and they made some stunning background papers. We had fun and I am happy that my kids like to stamp with me. I just wish they would tidy up! Although they are geting better at cleaning the stamps they use.

I wil soon need to make more back grounds. Yippee!


Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS card Lisa. You have inspired me to whip out the alcohol inks today. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely mix of patterns. I haven't been brave enough to try this yet, but I know where to come for instruction when I do!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! You are so talented!!!