Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tim's Alcohol Ink Splatter
This brightly inked tag is for Grungy Monday #13 challenge over at Studio L3. Linda has selected for this week Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks technique. I bought his book, "A Compendium of Curiosities" a couple of weeks ago, and was flipping through it today and saw his Alcohol Ink Splatter technique on page 52 and thought I would give it a try.
I'm always nervous using stamps on alcohol inked surfaces. Half the time they don't work for me. I actually paper pieced umbrella girl. I stamped her on the tag, then again on different scraps I had leftover, and then glued them on top. Same with the sentiment. I stamped it on the tag, but some parts of the words didn't show very well. Stamped it on some leftover scrap, then matted on black cs. I find StazOn ink works better for me.
The Supply List:
- Various colours of Adirondack Alcohol Inks; used the brightest ones I have.
- Adirondack Blending Solution
- Compressed Air
- Glossy card stock
- Tim's stamps: Harlequinn and sentiment are from the Boundless Flight set
- The cute little umbrella girl is from a set called, "Les Petites Whimsies" by Sandra Evertson. I bought them from Stampington & Co.
- Pink glitter button ; bling ; clip and colourful fibre from The Dollar Store
Here's what it looked like after I splattered the inks:
So go check out the other entries, here. Linda has a link to Tim's Alcohol Ink technique on her site, Studio L3
Here's a video of Tim demonstrating the splatter technique:
Ok. I found a video. Didn't think I would find one. Staying with the theme of the tag, I thought this was a good fit. Boyz II Men singing The Temptations song, "Just My Imagination". Just as good as the real Temptations! Love Motown! 2 videos this post! Holy Cow! More bang for your buck! And, the mail is moving again!
Have a look and listen. Sing along if you want to...you know you do!
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