Hello everyone!! I'm here again to show u what
all i m busy creating these days with alcohol inks. Since Holi is approaching
and i m too playing with lots of bright colors i thought of making something to
co-relate with the same.
This card will show u how clear n transparant these inks are.You won't believe
i have used more then 6 colors in creating this background.Again simple steps to work with these
inks.I have used OHP transprency sheet for this project.
Dab onto the transparency, covering the entire area with color. Allow to dry.
Dab second layer with another three different colours with the help of ink applicator and this time use ink blending solution.Dab again n again to get blotchy effect and let it dry on it own.
Once the surface is completely dry add few drops of some bright color and
without wasting any time blow with a straw.The inks have flowing consistency due
to which it will run with pressure.
Attach the Transparency over the glossy paper.
Now you can design your
card according to your theme.Here i have made a rossette with Ms Double LoopPunch and placed a pretty mulberry flower on top.For the tiny butterflies i
have used the same inking technique,but on glossy paper this time. Note.....A very very special
tip for all those who have these inks but are not able to use them because
either they don't have Alchohol blending solution or those who feel expensive
using it.This is the tip i got from a wonderful friend,a wonderful crafter who
runs craft online classes.she is Varah Musavvir.I must say she is a wonderful
teacher Thanks a lot Varah it was great fun learning at ur classes.
Now on to the tip... Just open your cupboard and try using your inks with your nail
polish remover.Those who don't have it can get Wembley's thinner from a hardware
shop.Trust me it worked wonders for me.With this i want to add that results
with Alchohol blending solution are much better.Those who want to spend can add
that only but my pocket allows me to add new shades of these colours rather
than to buy blending solution.So the decision is left to you. All supplies used are easily available at Imaginations,the premium craft supply store.U can also find us on facebook for
feel free to ask questions....i think i learn more by answering your questions.
a lot for the warm welcome and such wonderful comments.Today I am here
again to share another inspiration for alcohol inks but this time I used
clear acetate sheet. Trust me its very easy to use these inks and
everytime u get a new results.I embossed the acetate sheet with polka
dot embossing folder.Now add few drops of each color you want to use to
the felt pad that is attached to your applicator. I apply single drops
of color a little randomly on various areas of the felt.Lightly dab your
surface repeatedly until you achieve the coverage and pattern
desired. If you apply it by patting the surface only a couple times you
will get a blended, less marble looking / blotchy effect as you do if
you keep patting your surface repeatedly. You can make it very
interesting by blowing on it as you work in quick taps for the smallest
marble pattern effects.Try out combinations of 2 inks, or even just one and the "alcohol blending solution" (works as clear alcohol ink) for a variety of marbled monotone effects.
dressed up my card wid various die cuts from spellbinder dies ( Twisted
Metal Tags & Accents,Splendid Circles and Ribbon Tags Trio 3) and
PP is from DCWV.Black lace and just few pearls added more beauty to my
Today I begin a new journey as a DT forImaginations, the famous online craft supply store by Mr. Aditya Gupta.
Here is my first post with Adirondack inks, another product of Ranger by Tim
Holtz. I must say this is my introduction to these fabulous inks and they
really worked well. In this very project I will be sharing few basic things we
need while using these inks.
A small introduction to Adirondack Inks... These are light and bright dye inks specially formulated to create a colourful,
polished stone effect, used on glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic,
glass, and other slick surfaces. These are available in sixteen exciting
3-color palettes. Alcohol Blending Solution is used for lightening colours and
cleaning inks from non-porous surfaces. Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator is used
to apply Alcohol Inks to paper and other surfaces and Adirondack Alcohol Ink
Fillable Pen to create custom Alcohol Ink markers for doodling, journaling and
Now on to the card... The background of the card is made with normal home foil, just folded few
times. The foil is then run through bigshot using sizzix embossing folder. The
embossed side of foil is then inked with Butterscotch, Currant, Meadow and
Latte alcohol inks. I used Alcohol Blending Solution to blend the inks together
and added few drops of gold mattalic mixatives to add little effects to the
The heart is again embossed with same embossing folder and
then fussy cut.
The sentiments are from Inkadinkado clear stamp and heat
embossed with Ranger Black embossing powder using Versamark embossing pad.
The versatility of Adirondack inks is amazing! You can use
them in projects, in cards, in photo frames and in many more beautiful
creations. To know more about Adirondack inks, click on the links below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFasXUbPps
How many times have you got yourself a new punch, a new pack
of card stock or a new stamp just because you were not satisfied with the ones
already in store?
Don’t worry. It’s human nature that always makes us want
more, even if we already have more than enough. But for us crafters, it’s a
trap that will make us fall into a rut. A rut that will not only hold back our
creativity, but also make us shell out more money to buy new stuff.
A few days ago, I promised myself that I will not buy any
more craft material till I have explored all the possible things I can do with
the material I already have. And to my surprise it did work for me. I stumbled
upon a few dies that had been lost in the vast pile of my material, and created
something new out of them.
So here is one thing you should always believe, my fellow
The best crafting gear is the one that’s with you!
Sorry to keep you guys waiting as I am still trying to learn the nuances of blogging, out of which one happens to be putting up regular posts. So here is one from the archives… A project that I had created for one of my clients whose requirement was ‘something in pink’ as it was in sync with the theme of her wedding.
So here is my project - An elegant marriage of form and design
Project name: Quiled pink
P.S. I have already shared it on my Facebook group.