Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Painting with Alcohol Inks
Since making this card, I have seen a tutorial by Tim Holtz where he adds blending solution to the barrel of a water brush and then picks up dried Alcohol inks with the tip and paints. This seems like a much easier way to paint with AIs, so I will give that a try soon!
For the card above, I started by dropping three shades of yellow / brown in the background. I added a squirt of blending solution and then used a folded up paper towel to move the colours around ... basically sponging the background. I let it dry and then gave it a couple of spritzes of blending solution from a mister bottle. As I mentioned in an earlier post. When working with alcohol inks, rubbing alcohol or blending solution, make sure to work in a well ventilated room and keep the sprays away from your face. Wear a face mask if you have one.
Once my background was dry, I stamped my poppies in archival ink and then painted over top with orange and red alcohol inks. The archival ink stamps well on the dry background, but once you start adding AIs over top, it dissolves into the colour, making it similar to no-line colouring.
I added a simple frame and stamped sentiment to finish the card.
Going to add this card to the gallery at CAS Mix Up where the challenge this month is Liquid Colours. Check out the challenge HERE if you haven't had a chance yet ... lots of inspiring cards in the gallery.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Stamps: Blooming Garden (Penny Black); Heartfelt Thanks (Penny Black)
Paper: White card base and frame (Neenah 110 lb.); Yupo
Ink: Alcohol Inks: Sunshine Yellow, Butterscotch, Poppyfield (Ranger); Calbanza Orange (Pinata); Black Archival (Ranger); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Blending solution in mister, paint brushes, Rectangle Nestability (Spellbinders)
CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Liquid Colours