Sunday, December 13, 2020

Lifting Alcohol Ink

These past two days there have been 14 VSN Challenges on SCS, each lasting an hour. I've managed to make a few of them and hope to get them all made before the final deadline on December 21st.

The first one I made was for Dana's Alcohol Challenge. Hmmmm... that might not be the best place for a minister's wife to start, do you think? But no worries. I used Alcohol INKS.

I've wanted to try this technique for some time now - and I had the needed supplies - so this challenge was the motivation that helped me to give it a try.

First I added drops of two colors of Ranger alcohol ink onto Yupo paper. I puffed air onto it to help move the ink around filling out the space and getting a blending of colors.

I chose a sunflower stamp, because honestly I only own 3 colors of alcohol ink and used two of them just seemed to say Sunflower! I inked it with the Alcohol Lift Ink and pressed it firmly onto the dried yupo paper, then stamped it onto white CS.

The colors are subtle but very pretty.

Then I put together the card design.

I thought the image needed some pizazz behind it so I used the piece with the ink on it for my background.

There is a one-hour time limit for making VSN cards and this one took nearly all of that time - it took 52 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp: Rubber Stampede Sunflower II

Ranger Alcohol Ink: Sunshine Yellow and Sweet Orange

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, and SU Pumpkin Pie CS and  Yupo Specialty Paper

Dies: Gina Marie Big and Little Chain Rectangle, Simon Says Bold Hello, and SU Circles

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Matte Enamel Dots


Judy McMullen said...

Striking card, Jeanette! Interesting technique!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful, beautiful card!

Barb said...

Sweet Card--I too have that ink pad, but have not tried it yet!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nice work. Working with a.i. is fun.