Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today's challenge on SCS for Ways to Use it was to use our alcohol inks to create. I have a limited supply of copics, and only 4 alcohol based re-inkers, so the choice wasn't as daunting as some. I didn't have too much to think about.
I created a faux polished stone look on glossy white with some stream and a wild plum inks then taking some off with the alcohol blending solution. I received the image through the Pay It Forward thread on SCS and distressed it a bit after crumpling it up. I also had a ghost flower image that I used the same polished stone technique with the same colors. I added some clear embossing powder to the flower and while warm, molded the petals to make it a bit 3D. I don't have any purple brads, so I took a copper one and added some purple embossing powder which gave the brad a bit of a purple metallic sheen.
I think I'm going to head out to my local scrapbook store for some more natural inks to try it again.
Thanks for popping by.

1 comment:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How neat that you were able to incorporate the challenge into several elements on your card. The idea for the ghost flower is fabulous. Thanks for describing how you did it.

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my meadowlark card. I know we are our own worst critics.