Friday, July 19, 2013

Alcohol Ink Splatters...revised

The technique of dropping alcohol inks on glossy cardstock and then zapping them with canned air began with Tim Holtz, I believe.  I've used a lot of ink and a lot of canned air in the years since his demo.  Now it's a current technique on Technique Junkies, and I decided to modify it some.   I really like a more "watery" look to the ink, but the original Ranger alcohol inks are intense.  So I added blending fluid and then dabbed the whole thing with a paper towel soaked in rubbing alcohol (91%).  (A continuing problem for me is choosing the right stamp for the background; if it slides and smears---there goes a background!)

Stampendous image

Hero Arts image 


Tish said...

HI, Evelyn. You are so right about all the canned air. I have gone through at least 2 cans and they were not for cleaning!! I like how you modified it. Not sure I have seen both the blending fluid and the alcohol together like that. You are on to something for sure.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Evelyn
I agree totally with what you say and your technique looks awesome, Love the images, the cards are beautiful.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What gorgeous backgrounds!!! Makes me want to get out some stamps:)