ID: Alcohol Background - Thanks
4.5"w x 7"h

Created: April 28, 2008

A thank you card for a dear friend.

I went to a demo yesterday and there was a technique using alcohol inks I had not seen before. Simple and you would think I would have thought about it, but I didn't. I have always "pounced" my alcohol tool to get a mottled design, which I really love, but this time it was used to "streak" the paper. A totally different look using the same inks (Adirondack; Lettuce, Stream & Butterscotch and Blending Fluid). Amazing.

I started with a pearlized cocoa linen weave paper I recently bought. It's a beautiful 80# text weight and I thought if we can do these inks on glossy paper why not on this pearlized paper. I really loved the results and the pearlized aspect of the paper still shows through. I then rubber stamped the fern leaf (Evolving Images "Southern Woodlands" set, image #1777-I) using Color Box Petal Point Pheasant Gold and clear embossing powder. Mounted it to a piece of dark green (Ivy) Bazzill Monochromatic cardstock.

The mottled background uses the same alcohol inks as the streaky one. Then this was mounted to a piece of celery toned 80# linen cardstock (my pic looks a little on the brownish side, whereas the  actual is more of a yellowish green). The "thanks" section is the mottled background on the ivy cardstock and uses my calligraphic peel offs.

NOTE: These and other Peel Offs are my calligraphic word sentiments on the "Elizabeth Craft Design" labels. There are 6 styles available at the moment with another 5 to be available mid May/08. They come in four different colors (gold, silver, black, and white); "Thank You", "It's a Boy, It's a Girl", "You're Invited" Congratulations" "Happy Birthday & "Love". The five for May are; "Friends", "Thinking of You", "Xmas Seasonal", "Xmas" & Happy Anniversary"




These samples are a portion of the full sheet I did and are approx 1.75 " square


Alcohol Inks on Glossy Photo Paper (this one had more blending fluid than the one on the Pearl Paper)


Alcohol Inks on Pearl Paper


Alcohol Streaks on Glossy Photo Paper


Alcohol Streaks on Pearl Paper

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