I can't seem to get enough of alcohol inks at the moment. This fortnight's technique is once again an alcohol ink one but using silver mirror card as the substrate. This is definitely something you need to try at home to fully appreciate how awesome the alcohol inks look on the mirror card as the shine comes through the ink colours and gives it a totally amazing look. Also, you can leave sections of the card with no ink on them so you can see the silver mirror effect of the card, as shown in the final atc below, "Throw Glitter". The little spots you can see on the first one below (love the caramel and sepia colours in this one) is from the fixative that I've sprayed on. Fixative can cause the inks to reactivate again so you need to be careful how you use it. Certain colours of alcohol ink are also prone to staying wet longer so in this instance, less alcohol ink is better and if you find it doesn't move around much, use a little pure alcohol (91% or 99%) and you'll find
it moves and dilutes more.
(the black detail in the top half is actually part
of a spider web die that I cut in black card, then
rubbed a little metallic gold paint over it, then attached
it with black staples)
"What you allow"...
(this background went crazy when I added the
fixative so I just dropped on some more pure alcohol,
then moved it around a little and it worked
just fine. You can see the little dotty sections where
the fixative reacted with the inks in the top right corner)
(this one has more of the mirror card showing
through, I only used pool and sepia for this