Thursday, 21 May 2015

At the Seaside

Hi everyone!

     I decided to get out the box of long forgotten Alcohol inks and give them a go in this summer themed creation.

     I don't work much with Alcohol inks and I have never really mastered them -So they sat on the shelf...time to give them another go...

I dropped some alcohol ink drips onto the craft mat - using Lettuce, Meadow, Stream, Pool and Denim. I swirled some glossy white card into the ink and the effect was quite dark. I squirted some blending solution onto the inks left on the mat and swirled more card into the ink

This time the effect was better and I really liked it. There was enough ink to swirl another piece of card into it - always use up inks on the mat!

I used a stencil and dabbed some blending solution over it.

Then I used one of the pieces of alcohol inked card  as the base of the card.

I stamped some shell and seahorse images from Crafty Individuals onto a piece of alcol inked card. I cut them out and stuck them onto a piece of white card that was them inked and stamped with Black Soot DI.

A piece of card was covered with Evergreen Bough DP and formed the base of the card.

A chit chat sticker was added

                                 Quite a rare CAS style creation - well it is as CAS as I can get!

                                                                  Hope you liked it!

                                                                    Happy Crafting!

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  1. Love your alcohol ink creation, Laura! I like the effect you created with the stencil! Have to remember that! I need to dig out my alcohol inks and give this a try. Thanks for sharing your methodology/technique! Your white layer with the seahorse is perfect on the beautiful alcohol inked background! Thanks again! Hugs, Laura Holm

  2. Beautiful!!!! And lovely....
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

  3. This is lovely, Laura! I feel calmer and more serene just looking at this beautiful card! Your alcohol ink background looks like a pool of water and I'm lucky enough to see this seahorse gliding by :) Big Sigh....sooo pretty!! XOXO-Shari

  4. I love this, Laura!

    And I have never seen anyone create this effect with alcohol inks that you managed to achieve! It's incredible and very unique! They look so "light" - like a sea breeze (if you know what I mean). Perfect for the lovely seahorse image!

    Claudia x


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