Technique Tuesday with a card...
March 31, 2009
I have been playing with a lot of my alcohol inks with my Clear Scraps products and wanted to share with all of you a fun technique...
You will need a piece of Clear Scraps Acrylic, Alcohol ink in your favorite color, gold metallic alcohol ink and some dimensional pearls.
Once you have the protective coating off of ONE side you can start applying your alcohol ink to your acrylic. (I used the new "cloudy blue" from the new lights collection). Continue to Ink your piece of Acrylic till you have the desired color letting it dry in between. I went over it 4 times with the blue ink.
Next shake up your gold metallic alcohol ink and drop a few drops onto your piece of inked acrylic. I wanted a lot of gold so I put several drops on my acrylic.
Take your felt ink tool and dab the gold ink to spread it around your acrylic leaving some of the blue to still show through.
Next take your blue ink and drop small drops of ink onto your acrylic where your blue was showing through so it becomes darker. Let dry
once dry add more blue drops to your blue area on your flower and let dry
(see how the gold has a flaked look)
I wanted my blue just a tad bit darker so I added another drop of blue ink to my blue areas.
Once dry I took the gold dimensional pearls and added some dots and lines to the edge and center of my acrylic flower. This step will take about 30 min to dry fully
Once dry I added my altered acrylic flower to the center of my card where it can be the center of attention.
I hope you like this technique. Not sure what it's called or if anyone else has used it in the past, but I like it. I would love to see what you do with this technique so be sure to link me up.
Hugs and Happy Tuesday to yall...
Clear Scraps Designer