Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge (part 1)

For Grungy Monday Challenge #13 the challenge involves alcohol inks - FAVORITES of mine! Be sure to check out the video on the Ranger site HERE where Tim Holtz demos alcohol inks. You'll notice that this post is listed as part 1 - that's because I had so much fun playing with my alcohol inks that I made 2 completely different projects - I find playing with alcohol inks to be all consuming and it's hard to stop :-). For project 1, this collage is done on stampbord, so not only do you get a non-porous surface for brilliant color of the inks, but you can scratch away parts revealing the white clay as I've done after stamping a swirl stamp. It gives such a great background for the collage of a vintage image (Enchanted Mercantile) with rolled paper flowers, book text leaves and text strips. Adirondack Alcohol ink colors used - Juniper, Cloudy Blue and Aqua. Stamps: Autumn Leaves and Stampers Anonymous

10 comments:

Plume said...

WOW! great technique. I love the blue alcohol ink background. And this is the first time I see the "scratching" technique for the swirls. Thanks for sharing! Your card is beautiful.

Lori said...

Awesome! Love the idea of using the stampbord, brilliant!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

This challenge was a lot of fun wasn't it? Your projects are very beautiful.

BrianK said...

Penny, I love the colors in your piece with the stampboard. I don't know what it is, but I think I need some now. Very cool and dreamy.

lynne said...

A sublime image creates the focal for sublime art. I like the etched swirls on the Stampbord and the flowers are gorgeous.
Wishes
Lynne

sasa said...

So very delicate and a wonderful background for your lovely vintage lady...
Sarah

sasa said...

So very delicate and a wonderful background for your lovely vintage lady...
Sarah

Debbie said...

A very delicate and beautiful piece of art! The blue inky background is fabulous, as well as the young lady!

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Penny this is super pretty. Very nice

Shar said...

So soft and delicate. Love the pearls inside the flowers!