Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FLOODED ALCOHOL

We used Alcohol Inks in a class a few weeks ago so I thought as I had the girls drag theirs out from hiding, we might as well continue with Alcohol Inks in another technique.  This one is based on a technique I saw on you-tube.... which of course I can't find now.  I knew I should've book-marked it!  Anyway, I went ahead and had a play and it worked out just fine from what I could remember.  Foil tape as a base, run through the Big Shot (or Cuttlebug) with an embossing folder of choice, painted with Gesso, dried then flooded with Alcohol Ink, hence my Flooded Alcohol name for this technique.  I also sanded back some of the Alcohol Ink to get the silver foil tape to show through, just for a distressed look and so it shows the texture of the embossing folder more as well.  Whoever did this on you-tube.... thank you!   I think I did it slightly different from the original one I saw but this still worked fine as far as I'm concerned. 
 
"Chain of command"...

"Canvas"...
 
"Ambivalent"...
 
"Enchantress"...
 
"Old Age"...

Below are a couple of more samples from the previous class - Noodle Embossing.

"Contemplation"...

 
"The kind of glance"...

3 comments:

Monica said...

It was Tim Holtz who used foil and Alcohol inks on a video in his recent class and previously in his monthly tags.I like yours as they are a lot more interesting.

kelsey said...

I've also used alcohol inks before on the foil tape but this has the addition of gesso on the foil tape before the alcohol ink so it acts as an opaque base. When the alcohol ink is dry, you sand it and it reveals the foil tape underneath. It wasn't a Tim Holtz video that I saw... I'd remember that it was him, yep he's that memorable! lol

Bevlea Ross said...

LOVE ALL THESE!!