Sunday, July 15, 2007

More Cards

Yesterday I spent a great afternoon at my favourite craft/card store learning about using Alcohol Inks for making backgrounds on cards.
This is a great technique and really gives a card pizzaz.
It is amazing how it works--you have this wooden applicator that you put a felt square on to and you drop different coloured inks onto the felt plus a fluid that helps them to spread (I forget what it's called) you then pounce the block over your glossy card and end up with a beautiful mottled background which you can then stamp over.
I used a Stazon ink pad to stamp with -which is designed for shiny surfaces.
The first 2 cards were done in this style.
On the third card we used the technique on acetate --the inks were placed on one side and then it was flipped over and stamped on the other-it was then mounted on a piece of white card stock.

The last card has a distressed ink background and the little film strips were also coloured in with distress inks-this was a great technique.


Penny said...

Gosh Doreen I love the cards and the stuff you have been playing with. Too far for me to get to a place that makes cards regularly, but you have given me some ideas.

Micki said...

These are lovely, Doreen as well as the ones in the previous 2 posts. I have had some of the inks for a long time, but just got some glossy cardstock. Maybe I will get around to giving this a try.

Homeleightigger said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon, in your favourite store, and being so productive, just brilliant. Val

Dot said...

These cards are beautiful Doreen! Alcohol inks are fun to play with aren't they? I have that little applicator you mentioned and love the effect I get from it.

You are making some lovely art lately.

Carol said...

Beautiful cards Doreen. I am loving the alcohol inks they blend beautifully.