Friday, 15 March 2013

challenge 25 Alcohol inks

Hello from a wet and miserable Hampshire and I must apologise that I haven't been around much over the last couple of weeks, I have been in solitary confinement feeling very sorry for myself with a bug that's knocked me for six.

But on with the challenge which is to use Alcohol inks, there are lots of  techniques which can be found on the Ranger site but I was looking for something different and found something new to me on Roni's Blog so armed with a can of hairspray and glossy card I had to play and the effect is so different from any of the other techniques

 
You don't have to worry about over wetting the card as the hairspray doesn't make the paper cockle I then use purple twilight clover and butterscotch and blended by tipping the card the background stamping in Magenta and images in Archival the butterflies have been stamped on a separate piece of card and stuck on, you can't see in the photo but there is some stickles around the edge and the lower right corner.
Now whilst Iwas messing about with the hairspray I discovered it cleans rubber stamps !!!
Looking forward to seeing what you create with your Alochol inks at Artful Times

21 comments:

Craftychris said...

I am so sorry you have been poorly, I hope you feel better soon. Your card is awesome - the colours are gorgeous! xx

Suze Bain said...

Hi Von, there's so many bugs going around at the moment, hope you're feeling better now. A gorgeous tag, the colours and stamping are fabulous. Now, I must go and check out this hairspray technique! Xx

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Von glad to hear you ate feeling better now. Love this tag technique sounds intriguing I shall take a look. I love the vibrant colours and great stamping. Hugs Sandra X

craftattack said...

Sorry you've been poorly, hope you soon feel better! Lovely tag, I just realised I missed the last challenge - time flies! Take care, hugs, Valerie

Christine M said...

It's a lovely tag and something new to try.

Neet said...

This would also have been a great technique for the last challenge, it is so bright and colourful. Love it and must investigate.

Neet xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Von. Sorry to hear you have been poorly. Hope you feel better soon. Super tag. Love the effects you have created.
Take care,
Florence x

chrissies said...

Pleased that you are feeling a lot better now Von and your tag will brighten any day I'm sure.

I do love using alcohol inks so off to see the technique you have linked.

Have a good day

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Deborah said...

I've had the same thing, I reckon, Von, and it's taken my mojo away. Not yours though - that is one fab tag. And I've not heard about that hairspray technique before.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous use of colours....

nice weekend, Alie :-)

Karen said...

Ahhh! I would never have thought of hairspray with alcohol inks! Will be giving this a go my lovely. This is one gorgeous project too! Hope you are mended soon, HUGS xxx

Craftyfield said...

The effect is gorgeous! This sounds an excellent way of using up my ancient bottle of hairspray !

butterfly said...

So sorry to hear you've been unwell - there have been some really virulent bugs around this year... do hope you're on the road to recovery at least.

Absolutely love your tag - that technique gives an amazing airbrushed quality to the colours - fantastic!
Alison x

ionabunny said...

Oh, just been and told Neet I don't know what to do with these and here you are reminding me about those fab colour tutorials Roni did. I even bought hairspray but had forgotten why. Great tag. Hope you are 100% soon

Brenda Brown said...

This looks like a cool technique Von, must go and investigate. Hope you are feeling much better now.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic colours must give this a try. hope you are feeling better.
Yvonne x

Alexa said...

Great colours and composition - gorgeous!

Julia S-W said...

Von, I'm so sorry to hear you've been really poorly. It's been a rotten winter this year hasn't it? Hope you're on the road to recovery.
Love this piece. Beautifully vibrant and it shouts out to be looked at. I'm intrigued by the method you've used and think I may need to have a go with that! So love that circle stamp every time I see it.
Take care. Hugs, Juliaxxx

hazel said...

I hope you are feeling better now Von. I love your card, I'll have to go and have a look at the technique.
xxx Hazel.

Buttons said...

Hope you are feeling much better very soon Von. So glad you linked to that hairspray idea - gotta try it after seeing your results (may do a spot of stamp cleaning too!) Hugs, Jenny x

baileyrosy.com said...

Sorry to hear that you have been so unwell but glad you feeling much better. Von this is stunning the colours the stamping and those amazing butterflies this is a real stunner.

Marie

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