Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Art from the Heart....

Hi folks.. Back to my crafting first love today for my Creative Expressions Design Team post!!! Ink, Ink, Ink and just a little more Ink!! I make no apologies for it; I've been right selfish with this Month’s projects and loved every second of it.. It really has made a nice change to veer away from the same old same old Die cutting and re visit some wonderful crafting techniques I thought I had long forgotten.. The Dies will be making reappearance real soon though..

So, here she is...

I've delved into my somewhat neglected stash of Alcohol Inks for this one.. Some so neglected that it was difficult to get the lids off where they had died somewhat!!

Still, off they came and I chose four colours I thought would work quite well together.

Literally "drawing" with them over my craft mat with them

before applying some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution and tipping the mat from side to side a little to reconstitute the colours and mix them a little.

Now for the fun part, lay a piece of acetate into the mixture for a second or two and then remove and place it to one side to dry. As the Inks are Alcohol based they should dry in a few seconds..

Seems a shame to waste what's left on the craft mat so I think it's time for a little "double dipping"

Once the Acetate sheet is dry you be able to see your pattern appearing,

this will become even more apparent once the Acetate is mounted onto some White card stock.

Just finished the project with a stamped sentiment and an image from the new MDF Crafters shapes from Creative Expressions and there you go, not a Die Cut in sight!!!
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Alcohol Inks Hazelnut, Oregano, Currant, Ginger
Alcohol Blending Solution
Craft Mat
White Card Stock
Stick and Stay
Archival Black Ink
Creative Expressions Rose Elements Stamp Set
MDF Decorative Accessories - Crafters

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful Andy and having seen it in real life the colours are wonderful.
    The MDF elements of the sentiment look very effective.
    Toni xx