Thursday, March 11, 2010

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

I got sidetracked today while working on a project and made a couple alcohol ink backgrounds. I have not used my Adirondack Alcohol inks in quite some time. It was fun and I got all messy! So then I had to get out my Stampscapes and make them into cards.

This first one is a mix of Stonewashed, Bottle and Terracotta.  Using Marvy Matchables black ink, I stamped Stampscapes Lakeside Cove, Tall Peak and then framed the scene with Cattails large and Prickly Branches.  Using these type of backgrounds make for very fast scenes.

 For the next one, I decided to try one of my Copic reinkers.  So this is a mix of Stonewashed, Bottle and RV04.  The Copic ink worked exactly as the Adirondacks did.  Then I stamped Stampscapes Old Mill large and frame the top of the scene with Twisting Leaves small.  I added Duck Trio in Flight and I was done. 

I used glossy paper from The Paper Cut. And I applied the color with the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator, using blending solution as well. Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

6 comments:

grandmalee said...

Wonderful job on these beauties! I asked this in the Yahoo group, but did you use the blending medium with these & apply with the applicator? Which papers did you use with this scene? I just love this look & would like to give it a try. Thanks!

luizepootje said...

Hi Sandy, I am glad you do not forget about the scenery stamping, that is what I love most, myself. Lovely idea!

sanny said...

Wundervolle Karten hast du gemacht. Die HintergrĂ¼nde gefallen mir sehr gut, das muss ich auch einmal ausprobieren.
LG
Sanny

Rosie said...

Thank you for this wonderful inspiration. I will try it too. Your cards are beautiful.

Rosie

Anonymous said...

Something different and very pretty. I just tried that on Easter Eggs last night and it turned out beautiful. Edna

Bonnie Brown said...

You are an inspiration! These scenes are beautiful as always. Alcohol inks?! Hmmm.......