Saturday, May 16, 2009

Faux Marble using re-inkers and alcohol

Hi Girls, NO YOU DON'T DRINK IT!!! This is a sprits or wash of alcohol to help the ink spread. You can apply the inks in lots of ways even with just this one technique. There are other ways of making marble type backgrounds, one using Shaving Cream will be covered in the coming weeks. These techniques are done on gloss card. These have been done with a humble dove cotton swab, drops of ink applied directly to it, a good squirt of isocol rubbing alcohol or whatever high alcohol content liquid you can access and away you go, blotting, twisting, dragging styles all create unique looks, these can then be spead and diluted by spritzing with another fine mist of alcohol or washing with a heavy layer to the colours spread more fluidly, you can blow these around or tip and turn the paper to create more different looks. Here are a couple of cards made using pieces of handmade backgrounds and then stamping onto them in strategic places so it looks like you planned the colours to fit the image, in one case I did, the other is just good luck! Have fun playing. Love Dawnie. xx

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Ocean friends

Ocean friends
Ocean Commotion stamped with Versamark and embossed with White on Brilliant Blue Cardstock, Whisper White and Taken With Teal which has been cuttlebugged.

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