Monday, January 09, 2017

Etched Branches

Hi everyone.  Playing again with my alcohol inks and trying to figure out how to make landscapes.  I seem to have very little control with this technique. :)

I did try something new with using some cheap paintbrushes (from the $1 store) to move the ink around a bit before adding more colour on top.  I soaked the brushes in rubbing alcohol afterwards and they came clean, so I'm going use them again with my next AI landscape card.

I finished by stamping some branches over top  And I stamped the sentiment in black and heat embossed in clear so that it was shiny and matched the shininess of the alcohol inks on Yupo.   I would have liked to have used black embossing powder but I couldn't find mine.  :)

The landscape panel was popped up on foam for a bit of dimension.

This is for the CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Liquid Colours.  Such a fun challenge and there's lot of amazing cards in the gallery.  I hope you'll check them out and then come play along.  Just make sure that your colour is liquid form (alcohol inks, sprays, liquid acrylic paints, etc.) before you start.



My CAS Mix Up card has alcohol inks, stamping, and heat embossing.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!







Stamps:  Etched Branches (Penny Black); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb); Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol inks:  Cranberry, Pool, Lettuce, Pesto (Ranger); Sapphire Blue (Pinata); Black Archival (Ranger); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Liquid Colours

41 comments:

  1. I think you are nailing these backgrounds with the AI's. Great atmospheric look to your gorgeous card. Great tip about the paint brush and rubbing alchol too...thank you x

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  2. Stunning effect you've achieved with your alcohol inks Loll lovely card

    Anne

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  3. I love the intense colors on your card Loll. It's really an amazing picture, it looks like a beautiful picture. I love the contrast of the image with a white base card.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  4. I think you've figured out, just beautifully, how to make really gorgeous landscapes. This is jaw-dropping. Those colors are fantastic. The branches are perfect in black!! Wonderful card. Bev

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  5. Love that is looks like a stormy sky!

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  6. Looks good to me. Don't be critical of your talent.

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  7. You are a PRO when it comes to AI! This is a piece of art and should be framed, in loooove!😍

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  8. This IS beautiful, Loll.
    Love the colours.
    My understanding is that alcohol inks are difficult to control.
    You've done an amazing job. X

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  9. The colors look really beautiful and the silhouette is stunning, so artsy looking!

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  10. A small masterpiece, Loll!!! I would say you're doing great with creating stunning landscapes with AI's - the colours are so beautiful and I love those branches!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  11. Your alcohol ink techniques are quite striking and totally beautiful, Loll. This is anther winner in my opinion.

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  12. That is amazing and it appears you have no issues with control at all! Love the effect and the random movement of the ink. This is gorgeous, Loll!

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  13. Oh this is gorgeous Loll. The landscape scene looks fabulous to me.

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  14. The brushes must have done the trick, Loll, because this is a wonderful landscape.

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  15. Wow...your AI background reminds me of a stormy winter sky. I love your silhouette stamped brush too. I think it makes a wonderful sympathy card my friend. I have not tried a paint brush to move Alcohol ink around. I have used a coffee stirrer with good results. Sometimes a q-tip works too, especially for pooled ink. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs.....

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  16. Wow! You are really good at these scene with the ink Loll!!! It looks just like an evening sky. Love it!!! I'm going to have to try it out, but I doubt I will have the success that you have! lol I am really in love and in awe with this. Hugs, Brenda

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  17. WOW! It looks like you have perfect control of these inks, Loll! What a beautiful landscape! WOW!

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  18. I'll echo Bonnie: WOW! The sky looks perfectly done to me, but thanks for the brush movement tip. Your stamping of the brambles turned out so sharp & crisp. My stamping on the H20 (using a wood stamp) didn't do so well. I really LOVE this look. As usual, WELL DONE! so glad you are feeling up to stamping and experimenting now! TFS & Hugs

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  19. love the mix of blue and purple for the sky it looks like the red sky at night :)

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  20. Oh the colors and movement you achieved Loll is breathtaking. Love these colors. That is the perfect stamp image to use with your stunning background.

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  21. I think you're doing great with the alcohol inks, this landscape looks amazing xx

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  22. WOW WOW WOW LOll! You are doing an amazing job with the alcohol inks! Mini works of art, is what they are! Fabulous my friend! Hazel xx

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  23. This is a beautiful landscape. I love the rich colours that look so dramatic against the starkness of the shrubs. Hugs Mrs A.

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  24. Wow, this is amazing! What a gorgeous sky!

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  25. Your card is absolutely beautiful! You are doing an amazing job with the alcohol inks.

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  26. Loll this turned out beautifully. I took a class a couple of years ago using Yupo and the AI. Our instructor had us buy 91% Isopropyl Alcohol instead of using blending solution. I bought my at Wal-Green. I just scored and got a pad of Yupo with about 2/3 of it in there for five bucks from my local stamping store. I have enjoyed seeing your new creations.

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  27. Stunning landscape! And the colours are gorgeous!

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  28. It's stunning Loll. Great job with the inky background and the stamped foreground. xxx

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  29. Fabulous scene Loll the stamped branches look wonderful against that background!
    Val x

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  30. Oh Loll this is stunning - love your slight control of the AI's - this has made a stunning card
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  31. What a stunning card, Love the background .

    lilian

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  32. Your landscape is stunning! Such beautiful rich colors- the branches are perfect for this scene! Awesome card!

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  33. I love all your cards. Your artistic talents are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  34. what a beautiful panel you created Loll - love the black stems over the bright colors on alcohol inks! Julia xx

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  35. What a lovely alcohol ink background Loll.

    Hugs Diane

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  36. Outstanding! What an awesome background, and it's always a bonus if you can get away with inexpensive tools too!

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  37. My goodness, Loll, this is a stunner ... the colours are so rich and deep ... seems I could just plunge into this landscape ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  38. I think this is a lovely scene. You have captured the look of a landscape and your branches are perfect with this.

    Do you buy your YUPO locally? I live in Langley and have not seen it in our local stores. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place...

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  39. You had much better success with the alcohol inks than I did! LOL! Love the branches over the inking. Did you have to stamp the branches with Stazon?

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    1. Hi Susan. I don't have your email address, so hope you check back for an answer to your question. :)

      I used Ranger Archival ink. It's similar to Stazon in that it is permanent (waterproof) ink. You need to use that type of ink over Alcohol ink backgrounds. Loll :)

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