Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Alcohol inks

Recently I saw a technique on the Internet using alcohol inks and thought I would have a go. It involved dropping spots of ink onto an acetate sheet and blowing them through a straw. I quite like the effect, but had difficulty in getting the leaves, cut from card, coloured to match the depth of colour. I began by using a marbling technique also with alcohol inks, but these came out rather insipidly in comparison. I added a little extra colour using Distress ink, but I have yet to master the technique.
The acetate was backed with a piece of white card, attached using eyelets.
The leaves were die cut with a Cheery Lyn set of dies and the sentiment was also cut from acetate, using a Spellbinders die. 
There are a few challenges here
Addicted to CAS - Leaves
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AAA Cards - Autumn Colours
I'll try to do better next time.

18 comments:

  1. Well, I reckon it looks great!

    Kathyk

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  2. Loving the colours and the technique. The acetate works really well and like how you've attached it using the eyelets. I try using alcohol inks, sprays and brusho's with varying success but isn't it fun trying? And..... you have lots of 'stash' for using maybe another day!

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  3. This is beautiful! Love your die cut sentiment out of coloured acetate!

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  4. Gorgeous design, with beautiful colours. . I've never heard of this technique before - I'll have to give it a try. xx

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  5. Stunning card, Chrissie - looks fabulous, Jo x

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  6. Fabulous card, the colours are amazing, so vibrant.
    Elaine

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  7. WOW! So creative and sheer brilliant Chrissie.
    Superb technique and so effective. Thrilled that you've played along at ATCAS and AAA cards too.
    Thanks so much. Sarah x

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  8. Absolutely lovely, Chrissie. I think this card is beautifully done, great technique. Thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

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  9. Such lovely colours Chrissie, I really must try it myself again soon. I know what you mean about card and alcohol inks, it just doesn't come out as bright. Were you using glossy card for the leaves, as I wondered if that might come out brighter. I think I might have given in and just die cut the acetate :-)

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  10. Neat technique. I like the design that you used and the leaves look really realistic. Thanks for playing with us at AYSI this week.

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  11. Neat technique. I like the design that you used and the leaves look really realistic. Thanks for playing with us at AYSI this week.

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  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at As You See It, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  13. Wow looks like lots of fun. Wonderful effect x

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  14. Absolutely stunning card Chrissie! That alcohol inked panel is spectacular and I love the leaves! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards! Jill

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  15. WOW! You did such a beautiful job blending your alcohol inks and I love the color palette! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! It's always wonderful to see your cards in the gallery!

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  16. Gorgeous card Chrissie - wonderful go on this technique. LOVE the way it turned out. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

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Thanks,
Chrissie