Friday, 10 February 2017

Alcohol Inks & Lavinia

Hi there all, glad to know you've popped by today.  Very busy week for me this week, travelling to Blackpool for a work event on Monday and Tuesday, two very long days.  The rest of the week in the office catching up and facilitating an Apprentice event at Rochester, all good stuff.
So, like Martina, this was the first time I had used Alcohol inks with gloss card but was looking forward to seeing the effect as  I had looked on YouTube to see some demonstrations and found some good ones' with Tim Holtz and also Tracey from Lavinia, I found them both very helpful.
I took a 6" x 6" blank white card and cut a piece of white gloss card 5" x 5". 
So for my first attempt I thought I'd use one of the Tim Holtz techniques of laying down the ink onto a craft mat and swiping my card over going from right to left.  I wanted to get a sort of grass and sky effect.
(Sorry I forgot to take a photo of just the background before stamping)

I then used my blending tool with a felt applicator and a little of the Blending Solution and done some 'pouncing' (love that word) over the sky to make it look a little cloudy.
I used the Lavinia Willow stamp (* sorry but this was on the web when I made the card last week, but was obviously popular at the class) and Archival Ink stamped various lengths of the willow both initial and double stamping for definition.  I then stamped the Lavinia Grass Stamp* using the same method.  I wanted to stamp just one of the Woodland Hare's* from the new range looking up at the little Lavinia Fairy Couple.
I decided to draw in  few lines to ground the hare in the grasses and also add a bit of sparkle by using Silver Stickles.
I then matted the image onto some black card before adding it to the card blank, here's the card again.
I think a very quick card but with lots of effect from the inks and the silhouettes of the stamps.
Thanks again for dropping by the blog and see you again soon
Love Jan -x-



  1. Love the transition of the sky Jan, very effective! xx

  2. This is lovely, the background looks great.


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