Saturday, November 6, 2010

Alcohol Thinking Inking

I have been following Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking over at twopeas.  One of her techniques this week involving Alcohol ink was to use it on Watercolour paper.  Now as most of you will know, Alcohol inks are usually used with Glossy paper... but the delicate look on watercolour paper is amazing.

Here's what I came up with.
I stamped the large snow flake from a Papermania Duo set onto the watercolour paper and embossed it with white EP.  I then used Stream, Aqua and Cool Peri inks with silver mixative.  I was really pleased with the results.  I added some Enamel Accents in white to the centre of the flowers  ( this stuff is amazing- just arrived in my Simon Says Stamp parcel this week)  As I didn't want to cover any of the wonderful colour or snowflakes with a sentiment, I stamped it with Stazon onto a sheer ribbon and added a double bow. 

I have been making the most of being home recuperating... have made a few cards, tried some other resist techniques, did my tutorial yesterday (here) and generally had fun in my craft room... today have to do the housework :-(  - but if I hurry I can get back to crafting later in the afternoon.  I've got new stamps and really really want to play!!!!

Hope your weekend is great - we have SUN!!!!! 

9 comments:

Lin said...

Hi Dawn, glad to hear you're doing well. Love how this turned out! The mix of colors is lovely and the snowflakes really show up nicely!

Sue said...

This looks really good Dawn. I will have to give it a go.
Smiles:)

donna mikasa said...

I remember receiving some alcohol ink backgrounds from you--these are so pretty! Love the snowflakes! A speedy recovery to you! It looks like you've already recovered so quickly! Take good care!

Sue McRae said...

So happy you played with your inks Dawn! The colours on your background are lovely, they are a perfect backdrop to your snowflakes!

Tiffany said...

Wow! I love the vibrancy of the blues Dawn, really pretty use of the alcohol inks!

Sanne said...

hmmmmm we have rain, rain and rain :(

Wonderful winter card Dawn - enjoy the sun! :):):)

Heather Maria said...

Wow this looks fantastic, Dawn! Wonderful colours and techniques!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background and card.