Monday, January 23, 2012

A Little Bit of Color on a Dark and Gloomy Day

Sometimes we just need a little bit of color!

And sometimes we need a little bit of heat!

Today, both would be nice here.....the furnace quit working last night and it's only 62 degrees in here.

The repairman is on the least it wasn't on a Sunday.

So, now for the're asking yourself, is that thing REALLY that bright?????

And the answer is a resounding YES it is! The colors are gorgeous in person.

 So we've all had that wonderful LARGE fragment stashed away somewhere, just waiting for a project to add it to, right?

Well get out your Alcohol Inks and lets get started.

You've seen the technique before, but if not, here goes.

Select a few colors you would like to work with. Use a combination you like. I'll tell you what I used for this project.

1.       Using Alcohol Inks apply Wild Plum, Bottle, Espresso and Eggplant Ink with an ApplicatorTool and Felt to the Large Fragment.

2.       Using a dabbing motion, add inks in a pleasing pattern.

3.       Let dry and add more until you like the color combination. The darker colors blend and bleed. And the 2nd application makes the gorgeous backruns.

4.       Take a detailed stamp and stamp onto Alcohol Inks with Jet Black Archival Ink. Here I used the Flapper Fashion set from Artistic Outpost.

5.       Immediately blot ink with soft cloth. Continue with CLEAN area of cloth until all black ink seems to be gone.

IMPORTANT: Always have a CLEAN spot to pick up the black ink or it will smudge your work.

6.       Buff the area and the ink will all disappear and leave you a clear image of your stamp.

7.       Apply Glossy Accents around the edge of the Fragment and glue to white cardstock.

8.       Trim around Fragment when dry.

Faux Epoxy Sticker

9.       Stamp onto Manila cardstock with Pine Needles using Papillon stamp set from Tim Holtz. Heat set with Heat It Tool.  Trim around words as you like in curved fashion.

10.   Add Old Paper Distress Ink all over the Manila paper. Use black permanent marker around the edges.

11.   Cover paper with Clear UTEE. The Distress Ink will act as an embossing ink and grab the UTEE. Heat with Heat Tool until it is completely embossed. Repeat if you like it thicker.

12.   Add the phrases to the front of Fragment layering up with chipboard.

13.   Layer-up onto Core’dinations cardstock in various colors.

14.   Add to front of card.

That's it for today. CHA is right around the soon as I can, I will upload some of my projects for Ranger and Tim.

They were so much fun to make this year. WAY, WAY over the top in some cases.

Can't wait to show them to you!!!!



Helen said...

Just amaazing Linda! I never have much luck with this technique. Having been following Tim's releases I can't wait to see what you have made for CHA....

Kaz said...

Hi Linda!

Im with Helen....cannot wait to see your samples for CHA, this is just gorgeous, colours are amazing!!


Cheryl said...

gosh this is amazing Hun,just love those colours Hun they are amazing hugs cheryl xx

linda said...

Nice colors Linda. Have always enjoyed this technique!

Elaine A said...

Ok Linda -

Now that is a fabulous piece of art! I love the colors, yummy. Can't wait until you can show us what goodies you've created for CHA.

Elaine Allen

P.S. Love the photo of Erin and Em.

Lynne Forsythe said...

Everytime I use this technique I seem to mess it up!! what BEAUTIFUL VIBRANT COLORS.....can't wait to see your new creations with all the yummy Ranger and Tim products!! Did you get to work with the markers yet???

Jan Hennings said...

I haven't tried this technique, but it looks like fun and love the colors!

Kathie said...

I love the purple!! What a great idea!

Lori said...

And, I can't wait to see them! Speaking of the large fragment, I'd like to know where the hell mine is.. I can't find it. I've been looking for a couple of years. lol. This piece is gorgeous, thanks for the tute, love the colors!