Hi everyone. I have a love / hate relationship with alcohol inks. :) I have had success with using them on pieces of copper and acetate, and with the floating alcohol inks technique. But when it comes to playing with them on yupo paper that is all the rage now, I have had little success. I made one a few months back and it turned out well ... turns out it was beginner's luck. :)
But, I'm stubborn! :) And it has paid off for me. I was determined to make things work and I found out that I had the best luck by smooshing alcohol inks. I placed some drops of colour on a piece of foil (red and magenta) and added a few drops of gold metallic fixative. Then I smooshed. :)
I ended up with several pieces that actually look pretty good. I'm happy! LOVE the vibrant colours from these inks and kept the cards super CAS by having just a single layer of my die-cuts along with splattering diluted gold acrylic paint in the background and stamping a sentiment.
I do struggle with a few products and techniques. I'm just happy that I have overcome my problems with alcohol inks ... for now. :)
Here's a close-up of the poinsettia ... LOVE these bold colours.
And I made another using an ornament die ...
Updated: Since I used snippets of my alcohol ink smooshed paper for the poinsettia and ornament, I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground to join the fun. :) Di and Parsnip are celebrating their 250th week --- congrats!!
Stamps: Peace - Merriest sentiments (Avery Elle); Be Joyful - Big Scripty Greetings Holiday (Simon Says)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Yupo white
Ink: Alcohol inks: Poppyfield (Ranger); Senorita Magenta, Gold (Pinata); Gold Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools: Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps); Ornament Set 2 die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), gold beads, gold cording, gold acrylic paint (Lumiere) for splattering, paint brush
Snippets Playground - Week 250