Friday, January 06, 2017

Alcohol Ink Landscape

Today I'm sharing an alcohol ink landscape.  This card was sent to dear friends who are dealing with a tragic loss in their family.  I hope that my card and words of support gave them some comfort.

I have been having some success working with alcohol inks lately.  This time I used Yupo paper and tried to create layers of colours to mimic a sunset.  Not sure I succeeded, but I am happy with how this turned out.

I really was just "winging it" to get the colours.  I made a few different ones, but this was the only one I really liked,  The others are still on my worktable and I may just turn them over and try again on the back. :)

I squirted the purple and blue first, adding blending solution to make the colours move across the paper.  Once they seemed settled (not dry), I added the other two colours.  Right now I don't have any tips on this technique ... it's trial and error for me, but I'm hoping to learn as I make more. :)




Stamps:  Pine Tree (Stampscapes); Bloom of Hope sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb); Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Passion Purple, Baja Blue, Calabaza Orange, Lime Green (Pinata); Archival Black Ink (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending solution (Tim Holtz)

44 comments:

Jane said...

A beautiful card... these cards are so difficult to make aren't they. I am sure that it was well received at such a tragic time x

Mac Mable said...

The AI look marvelous done this way. Very unique and atmospheric. Fabulous background and fabulous card...Thank you x

Sue - said...

This is gorgeous Loll, I love the background colours.

Daffodil Cards said...

I love the background colours, A really beautiful card, which I am sure will be well received.
Faith
x

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, you certainly got a beautiful background that does indeed look like a sunset! It is just stunning and makes for a great sympathy card. My prayers are with this who had a tragic loss. Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning, Loll.
No other words for it... x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow! A.MAZ.ING!

Bonnie said...

WOW! Look at what you did! This is a beautiful landscape, Loll! And the trees are perfect against it! WOW!

Sheila H said...

Loll, this is breath taking. You are a master of alcohol inking.

Betty Keefe said...

am sure your friends will appreciate your caring thoughts and the beautiful card

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous sunset background and I Love how you added the stamped trees. A card made with so much love is always appreciated my friend. TFS...Hugs....

Nancy Stislow said...

I'd say you did MUCH better than winging it! These vibrant colors are just gorgeous, Loll! What a beautiful landscape and what an outstanding job on a difficult technique!

Elaine M said...

WOWZER!!!!! Incredible card!

Heidi Stamps said...

Just lovely!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh my goodness Loll! This is just amazing! You are so right to like this one . . . I LOVE it! You are quickly becoming the 'Alcohol Queen' my friend! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Thats so pretty Loll, love how you have done this

Elaine Thompson said...

Very nice Loll! You captured the sunset beautifully. I'm enjoying looking at your past cards. Thanks for sharing.

Bobby said...

My first response was "oooooooo". This is amazing, Loll. I don't know what else to say.

Rufus said...

I'm sorry for the pain that your friends are going through, but this card is sure to give them comfort. It's truly beautiful. Would love to see a video of you creating with your Alcohol inks. While you can't ever get the same thing twice, it would be fun to watch how you go about it.

Lisa Lara said...

This is truly a work of art Loll!

Charlene said...

This is very pretty and a technique I am going to have to try!

Christine Alexander said...

looks amazing, the colours and create such visual interest. I'm sure it was loved and cherished with the caring work that went into it :)

clavell said...

These 'landscapes' are GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!!! :D

Colleen said...

Breathtakingly stunning, Loll! that is all I have to say!! except...can I come play with you? *wink!!

Pati said...

Wow! At first glance I thought you had a photo on your card! Northern lights over the mountains or something! Very fun seeing that you did this with Alcohol inks. :)

Susan said...

A beautiful landscape and wonderful colours!

Linda said...

WOW! You'very definitely mastered Alcohol Inks, that backdrop is amazing ..... love it! xx

sandie said...

I just love the depth of colours you have create different here. This is one stunning card x

Marcia said...

Beautiful!! You create amazing things with alcohol inks!!

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful and somber card. The colors reflect the mood of the sympathy card. Heartfelt care and concern during a dark and difficult time. Thank you for sharing. I wish the family with the loss peace and comfort.

Maura R said...

Love the sky effect you created, Loll - it's just gorgeous! I have had such fun making backgrounds with your alcohol ink techniques and now here is a new idea!! Thanks for all the inspiration, and Happy New Year!!

Happy Dance said...

My goodness, Loll! If I could 'wing it' this well, I'd be set for life, creatively speaking!! Such a beautiful card, and I'm sure your friends will feel the love and comfort you've sent in this card. It's striking, and stunning. Bev

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous as always Loll. Itching for the Yupo!! But it's on it's way!!!!!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, wow, wow, Loll!!!!!!!!! This is a small work of art and fit to hang against any gallery wall!!!! Oh, boy, I LOVE it!!!! I can just sit and stare at it the whole night and wish I could make something like that!!!! Fantastic, my friend and surely your friends loved it too, and it has given them some comfort!!!!!
...and now I have to pick up my jaw from the ground to continue my journey through Blogland!!!!! Your work is always so inspiring!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!
Hugz
PS. Thanks so much for popping in at my blog and leaving sweet comments - so much appreciated!!!!! All of the best for 2017 to you!!!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Your alcohol ink background looks amazing! Very dramatic. I'm sure that your friends after the loss of a loved one know that you are with them, and this awareness will brought them relief
Hugs,
BożenA

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll! I love all your cards, but this one is just stunning! I have a question for you. I finally got my Al inks out this weekend and was playing around (working on making them into cards now), and thought I'd try a couple of my regular SU! inks (non-alcohol) on the Yupo paper, and of course they didn't dry. Looked very pretty with the straw technique blowing the colors around, but again, it never dried. Could you add alcohol to regular water based inks (like SU!) so that it would dry? I'm asking you because maybe you know (or have tried) and then I won't have to waste anymore of my Yupo paper! The craft store where I buy mine comes in a tablet of only 10 sheets and it goes fast and is expensive! Thanks Loll! :0)

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful landscape you created there! I haven't played too much with Yupo paper and alcohol inks but it's hard for me to imagine having any kind of control of the outcome!

OH Babs said...

You sold me on Yupo which arrived today via Amazon, along with some Zig markers. Oh boy I am really a pathetic cardmaking shopoholic. Hope Darnell has her NBUS blog hop soon. In my thoughts, Barb.

Maxine D said...

What an amazing card Loll - love the way you have managed to get that 'sunset' look with the alcohol inks... it's stunning!! Do hope your friends drew comfort from this beautiful work of art
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Hi Marcia. You can use waterbased inks on Yupo, but you have to let it dry a long time ... at least overnight or maybe longer.

But I'm pretty sure you can make your own alcohol inks by adding rubbing alcohol to reinkers. It's been a long time, but I believe I made some sprays a few years back with reinkers and a combination of rubbing alcohol and water. It would be a good experiment to try mixing them and using on Yupo. Let me know how it works out if you end up giving it a try. Loll

Sara Barker said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's tragic loss; I'm sure this card will bring them some comfort. What a lovely design, and you seem to have mastered the technique! On my list of things to try this year. Sending hugs!

swldebbie said...

Gorgeous sympathy card, Loll, and perfect for the recipient. Reminds me of the colors of Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

Anita in France said...

Striking and dramatic, Loll ... what a beautiful landscape ... such a lovely way to express sympathy and comfort for your friends' loss. Hugs, Anita :)

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