Thursday, 26 March 2015

Alcohol ink and Butterflies...

Hi there!
Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday’s blog is something blue, so I thought I’d play catch up and do something I really really love :

Laminated Alcohol Inkwork.

Open up a laminating pouch - you will be working on the inside.
Take a felt piece and attach it to a blending tool.

or a Clarity mount with some Velcro.

Drip some Juniper Alcohol Ink around the laminate, 
like so:

Get a new felt and add Stonewashed.

When you go back over the same colour with the same colour, dabbing lightly, look what happens:

Next try a darker colour.
I went with Stream.

By dabbing back in over the other colours, see how you can
create the most amazing cloud formations? 

The hardest thing is knowing when to stop.
I think I need a tiny amount of Salmon, a lovely peach colour, 
just to add that celestial touch.

Now it’s time to add a graphic.
Sandwich a sheet of the large Gelli Card in the laminating pouch and let’s check out the positioning.

Stamp the large butterfly from the Butterfly Tree stampset 
into the opening, using Cornflower Blue.

Then add an uplifting word, like Hope.

Add a tiny butterfly, for depth.

Colour in the butterfly roughly
with peach and blue pencils.

Close the pouch, sandwiching the white butterfly card 
exactly where you want it to be sealed in.


Trim back to a good size.
You can trim right back 
and not worry about the pouched splitting open nowadays.

Doesn’t this look lovely?
I love making laminated pictures with alcohol ink!

How else could you get that kind of depth and magical splash?

Here are 2 sets of alcohol bottles.
Sorry I picked colours from each set to use;
wasn’t paying attention.
Ah well, we need them all, don’t we?!

Have fun!

Much love,