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

Challenges:
SCS Technique Challenge - Paper Marbling - you must be an SCS member to join in the challenges
Snippets Playground - Week 236
Simon Says - Anything Goes

26 comments:

  1. What a fab result Loll! Looks a great technique but I don't have any alcohol inks...yet!!. Carol x

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  2. what a great guy card - must get the alcohol inks out and have a go at this!

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  3. It's great when you are able to use some things that have been made previously isn't it, and it makes for a very quick card! Love that stencil Loll! Hope you are having a great week so far! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. You make me want to go through my stash for colorful backgrounds and try something like this! Fantastic idea for them and fast too!

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  5. A great masculine card using theses techniques, Loll!

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  6. This looks amazing. I love the splashes of colour against the brown. xx

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  7. Very nice masculine card, Loll. You are always using different techniques. I know what you mean by using up some of the stash. I look through it once in a while. Does that count?

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  8. Wonderful card - love that FAI panel and i am heading over to look at the technique - thanks for the link
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Another technique for me to learn...great! Yes, have lots of 'attempts' in my stash too so must go and take a look. Gorgeous colours and technique for today's card, thank you for sharing this gorgeous card x

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  10. Love these colours, Loll :)
    Haven't braved the world of Alcohol Inks as yet. Only just getting my feet wet on Brusho's and Water Colours!
    Looks like a fun technique. X

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  11. Oh, your alcohol ink panel looks great, Loll - love the clocks and the colours - yeah for using some of the stash, hey - I don't really own a lot of alcohol inks, but I think I should give this technique a try!!!!! What a lovely masculine card card you created!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  12. This is a very cool technique, Loll. How smart of you to have a stash of these panels.

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  13. I love your artsy guy card Loll. Amazing effect stenciling over your marbled piece...I must try. See...you did it again...inspired me to try a new technique. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  14. Gorgeous Loll and yet another technique I want to try!!!

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  15. Another technique I haven't yet tried Loll, but I sure do love the look! Your back ground is amazing and I love that you stenciled on top of it. This card is totally fabulous and oh so cool! Make a great masculine card too. Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Your background looks great with the stenciled clock on top of it - a fabulous masculine card!

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  17. Great card Loll. Love the background

    lilian b

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  18. Wonderful Loll!!! I need to try this brilliant technique :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. Such a cool technique!! I will definitely have to give this a try!

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  20. That looks so cool. Really has you looking at it and wondering "how'd she do that?". Glad I know now.

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  21. A very cool guy card, and love that you've used a stash background. Will check out the links. So TFS the wonderful card and the tutorial links. Hugs

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  22. What a fabulous panel, Loll ... so cool ... and such a great sense of depth! Hugs, Anita :)

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  23. giggle....thanks so very much for the nod mf!! You rock!
    I giggled because we really need to get together. I have sooooo many bkg. pieces in my stash that I need to find a use for. I make them and then don't know what I want to do with them.
    I really like how this card turned out. The stencil over the hints of colour looks really great.
    TFS and hugs,
    K

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  24. I was just telling Karen I need to have a Karen technique day and I should include you in that, Loll. You have so many unique ideas for using the techniques and this is a prime example.

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  25. This floating alcohol ink technique is another great one Loll and I think the clock stencil is just great over the top using the Vintage Photo DI which stands out beautifully. x

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