I love the color purple...and red, and turquoise, and blue...but purple has been my "favorite" color for decades. I couldn't pass up this Color Throwdown of purple, black, and white. From the beginning, I planned to use alcohol inks, which required some experimentation on my part--some which didn't work at all. The feathers were die cut from a piece of Yupo inked with Amethyst (which is the blue purple I like the best) and Soot Black alcohol inks and then swirled with a paintbrush full of rubbing alcohol. (The technique was one I watched recently on Jennifer McGuire's blog.) The feather die is from Little B's "Autumn" set; "awesome" is from Verve.