Friday, September 18, 2015

Just for Fun with alcohol inks

Good morning friends and fellow bloggers.
If you've come to my blog by way of Just for Fun Stamps
then welcome, and I'm so happy you hopped on over. 
I have a fun card and a mini-tutorial to share with you all today.

But first I am so happy to share with you all that I have been asked to join the design team at Just for Fun Stamps, and today is my first posting. 
I got a HUGE package of the most amazing stamps,
and after sorting through them all, I knew I'd be using this amazing and large peacock feather first! 
Wow right?? 
I love the crisp image that is produced, especially over my alcohol ink background.
Speaking of that background, here is a little mini-tutorial on how I made that background.

First I dropped a little bit of each color onto my glass work surface.
You could also use your craft mat,
but it wouldn't work on just paper because it will absorb into the paper.
Add some blending solution on top of these inks.
Then you swipe your gloss paper through the inks. 
Keep on swiping until you get the coverage you want. 
If your inks start to dry out add more of the blending solution and keep on picking up the ink onto your paper. 
Mmmmmm isn't that a beautiful background?
I then dropped (gently) some blending solution to the background to make some more detail.
Wanna know the best part of working with this product??
It dries so fast you won't believe it, and you can stamp it up immediately!
I used my archival ink to stamp the peacock feather onto the back ground. 
I hope you found my mini-tutorial helpful, and are inspired to maybe break out those alcohol inks you've had stashed in the back of your closet. 
Remember how fun and beautiful they are.  

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