Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thinking Inking alcohol ink week
Jennifer McGuire has been posting technique videos for twopeasinabucket.com for her Thinking Inking class. I wanted to play along with the techniques this week involving alcohol inks. The first card uses alcohol ink on a memory glass piece, and then you"kiss" away the ink by stamping onto it with Ranger's Archival Ink and wiping it off. Cool effect! The piece is backed with a music scrap and layered over a water stamped distress ink piece using the same Hero Arts stamp for the kissing technique. The other two cards used scraps of an alcohol inked glossy cardstock piece layered with alcohol inked paper flowers - I hadn't tried this and loved the rich colors you can achieve! I also had to try her technique of folding the flowers into quarters creating buds. These are great techniques and if you haven't checked into her videos I would encourage it - you're sure to be inspired!