Hello all 🙂
Hope all is well at your end… feels like it has been ages since I blogged… it was a busy summer holiday period for me this time around with me visiting my parents… now kids are back to school and I am back to my craft room 😎
So, the theme for Artful Crafting challenge this month is alcohol inks. Shereen sent me the most gorgeous colours of Tim Holtz alcohol inks in my kit. I must admit I have never tried them before and was not really sure if If they are my cup of tea!
I played with them and seriously they are awesome… can’t believe I was not already using them! the colours are rich and vibrant… you can get so much out of even one colour. The alcohol blending solution is just wonderful. So after having some fun with them I decided to create mixed media tags for my project. This is what I came up with…
I took 2 pieces of plain white card stock 3.5 by 5.5 inches. covered them with white gesso. Once they were dry I added a few drops of alcohol ink in random places… a little goes a long way… added a few drops of the alcohol blending solution on top and randomly tilted my card stock to get the gorgeous background and colour effect.
I stamped the tags with ‘Heidi Swapp media background stamp’ in some areas and then used Tim Holtz stencils ‘Harlequin’ and ‘dot fade’ with ranger texture paste. Once the texture paste was dry, I added lace, cheese cloth, a doily die cut from waffle flower crafts, and a whole lot of embellishments for decoration. Ranger multi medium is a must have for mixed media projects… a brilliant adhesive and is available at Artful Crafting.
Here are the close-ups…
I used some glass glitter and a selection of beads. The resin frame and the metal words are from my stash.
Making these tags using alcohol inks was a whole lot of fun…so much that I even altered some items in my craft room, a glass jar and plastic bowl…
I really enjoyed using alcohol inks and will definitely visit Alcohol ink land again…. 😀
Would love to hear what you think.
Check out the gorgeous projects created by the Artful Crafting Design team. I am looking forward to seeing what projects you create for this challenge.
ARTFUL CRAFTING KIT
Alcohol ink mixative ‘copper’
Alcohol ink ‘botanical’
Alcohol ink ‘cranberry’
Alcohol ink ‘purple twilight’
Ranger alcohol ink replacement felt
Ranger alcohol blending solution
Tim Holtz stencil ‘dot fade’
Tim Holtz stencil ‘harlequin’
Ranger texture paste matte
Ranger multi medium