Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Plaid Alcohol Inks

Are you mad for plaid?  Well then you’re going to love this post!  Today is the first Grungy Monday Challenge that Linda from Studio L3 hosts that I’ve participated in, and I am thrilled with how my creation turned out!  The challenge is to use the technique Tim Holtz did when creating his 12 tags of Christmas – Day 3 back in 2009.  Swiping Adirondack Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock to create a plaid pattern, this is my card:

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I know Tim says not to use glossy photo paper but honestly that’s what I’ve always used and I think it looks fab.  I used several colors – Bottle, Stream, Sail Boat Blue, Denim and Sunshine Yellow.  To prep for my sentiment, I lightened the center area with several drops from the Alcohol Blending Solution.  I love the pooling of ink that the Blending Solution creates.  With Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, I stamped this Stampers Anonymous sentiment – “The journey is never truly over it just changed course”.  Something I didn’t do – add embellishments! 

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Honestly I think the ink design speaks for itself.  I am really happy with this result and glad I didn’t add anything to detract from the straight up art.  I hope you will give this technique a try, I simply adore it.  Not to mention that Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring the challenge, and generously offering $25 to the winner!  {praying it’s me because I need some help buying all the fun inky supplies for Tim’s Creative Chemistry 101 Class – you should sign up for that too!}

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