Monday, July 04, 2016
Floating Alcohol Inks
Hi everyone. A while ago I had a day where I tried out the Floating Alcohol Inks technique. I made lots of different combinations of colours, using leftover pieces of glossy card stock. Click HERE to see a card I posted earlier using one of those backgrounds. This technique produces a marbled look --- very cool!
Fast forward 9 months later ... I still have a big stash of these backgrounds. Just so happens that my good friend, Karen is running a challenge on Splitcoaststampers using this fun technique. Here's a link to Karen's Floating Alcohol Ink card.
So I pulled out a FAI background from my stash, placed the clock stencil from Tim Holtz over top and sponged some vintage photo distress ink. Mounted my piece onto foam and popped it up on my card front with a simple stamped sentiment. Easy, peasy ... and another CAS mixed media card is done. :)
I need to delve into that stash more often. :)
Since I used a snippet of glossy to make my background, I'm heading over to Snippets Playground for some fun!
And dropping in to play at Simon Says Wednesday where Anything Goes this week.
Have a great day!
Stamps: Fun Birthday Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); glossy card stock (SU!)
Ink: Alcohol inks: red, blue, yellow, brown (Ranger); Distress Ink: Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: Clock stencil (Tim Holtz), sponge
SCS Technique Challenge - Paper Marbling - you must be an SCS member to join in the challenges
Snippets Playground - Week 236
Simon Says - Anything Goes