Alcohol Ink on Clear Scraps Expressions Clear Word Titles
November 19, 2012
For a long time, I was a little apprehensive about using alcohol inks on acrylic. Now I don't know what I was afraid of! It is so much fun and creates such great effects. So for anyone that hasn't tried it yet, here's a quick little project to give you a little inspiration to try it.
I wanted a burgundy/wine color so I picked Red, Purple and Yellow alcohol inks.
I added drops of ink to a blending pad.
After removing the protective plastic from the back of my title, I daubed on the first layer of ink. These colors are very vibrant and the first layer will give you very bright colors. Depending on your project and the colors you've chosen, you may want to stop at one layer and not over-work the colors.
But for this I want deep color so I went back over it with a second layer. Now the red was starting to take over - maybe a little too pink/red.
I added a little more Yellow and a little Green to my pad to "brown" the red down and went back over the title again. It was finally getting to be the deeper, warmer colors I was after. What I really enjoy about daubing on the alcohol is watching the way the colors marble. I love that effect!
These colored titles are a great addition to any layout.
For this project I was creating a framed collage for my husband's office. I wanted a nice clean look, but something a little more interesting than just a photo in a frame. The Clear Scraps Expressions Clear Word Titles were the perfect answer.
Thanks for checking this project out!
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Neat idea! Love the results!
Posted by: Susie Draper | November 20, 2012 at 06:16 AM
Great project KC!
Posted by: Pinky | November 21, 2012 at 04:59 AM