Monday, 5 November 2012

Playing with Alcohol inks and more...

Its nice to get back in my craft room after a busy week, having our grandson Charlie and also doing a craft fair yesterday..

Do you remember last Weds I post a few things that were on my desk, acetate, alcohol ink, glossy accents, tissue paper and sticky back paper...and this background is the result of using all those things...
If I remember rightly a few years ago I did a similar technique but used floor polish and we called it 'Caught in Crystal' but this technique is so much easier and dries so much quicker...

Having stamped onto acetate turned it over made a few swiggely lines with the Glossy Accent then started putting some alcohol inks on top.  Then take a piece of tissue paper larger than your acetate scrunch it up into a ball then open it out again ready to place on top of your inks..I did sprinkle a little find fline glitter on the top before placing my scrunched up tissue paper and pressing it gown on top of the acetate..dab lighty with a piece of kitchen towel...if you are not happy with the results then add more inks...set aside to dry, then put some sticky back paper on the top and your background is ready to use. You get some beautiful backgrounds....
 Alcohol inks used on this background are Caramel, Butterscotch and Willow.  Stamps used are Clarity Aliums and Martha Stewart border punch around the edge...
Will be back using more of the backgrounds I have created...

Anne

39 comments:

Sasha said...

What a fabulous effect you achieved, Anne. I love the beautiful autumn colours, and I love your Aliums, too...gorgeous card:) x

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Lovely autumnal colours Anne !
Such a pretty card !!
hugs
Chris richards
xxxxxxx

Aquarius said...

looking good - I remember the floor polish but not done it for ages. Will have to have a go at this method

Caroline said...

WOW I love this effect the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous background and card, Anne. If you have a scanner handy you could scan them in and have them ready for re-use. I scanned mine and printed off on canvas paper. xx Flora

Valerie said...

Gorgeous card Anne, love the alliums they are so black they look like velvet! Amazing background:)
Val x

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous effect here Anne, I love the warm rustic tones, and the tutorial you provided! A beautiful card, and I like the layout too!

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Anne,love the techniques you have used.xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Anne. I love the effect you've achieved for the background, it looks fabulous.
Lorraine x

Rita said...

What a stunning effect Anne. I think I need to have a play. Hugs Rita xx


Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is beautiful Anne.
Sue x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning, such an effective technique, the colours look wonderful

Sue

pam said...

love this Anne, such a gorgeous colour, brilliant technique, gorgeous aliums.
pam

Fabiola said...

Oh Anne, c'est superbe, très travaillé tout en étant C&S avec de l'élégance et du chic, très réussi, biz

May said...

Stunning work Anne... Fabulous technique love it!! the colours are amazing together.. Beautiful card... Hugs May x x x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Anne, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Anne, What you have done here is totally stunning! nice to have a break especially when your spending it with grand children they are so special, xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Anne, what a stunning background technique - thank you for sharing the details - it sounds like inking heaven!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sue said...

Hello Anne
This is a wonderful example of a technique that is rarely seen these days, but look how wonderful the effect is; it is rich and wholesome, a most gorgeous Bg.
Smiles:)
Sue

aussie aNNie said...

Oh my Anne, this is gorgeous, I am going to give this a go you make it sound so easy I love this look...luv annie xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Anne , looks like the fireworks that drove Beni mad last evening, what a beautiful backgound colour

jacqui x

brenda said...

Very effective use of the alcohol inks Anne, makes me want to get mine out again.

B x

Stephanie said...

I knew you would make something amazing with those supplies - you are such a clever crafter Anne, this is sublime! x

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Anne, what a gorgeous background, and I love the image to, its a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sandy said...

I am not sure how you did this Anne - I am one of those that need to see the technique. Really this made a gorgeous card -- I just have to learn how to do this. Beautifully done.
sandy

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this beautiful autumnal background Anne!

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Very, very pretty! Love the background and the technique you used. Right now I'm not brave enough to try it however yours is beautiful. Ruth Ann

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, stunning.

Patricia said...

What a great effect you have created, I love it. Never done this kind of thing, I am sure I would not get results like that. I love the image you have used it is just so perfect with the background.

Patricia x

Karen said...

Lovely card Anne - sounds like this is quicker than the caught in crystal method but still with the effects. Hope the craft fair went well and you didn't get bogged down in snow!

Karen x

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutley Gorgeous creation sweetie, big hugs love Pops x x x

Elaine said...

Anne well done this is beautiful , I dont have the confidence to make my own backings with ink I just get a splodgy mess but this is fab well done Hugs Elaine

sassy said...

what a superb card ...it really caught my eye...love it sassyx

Mary J said...

Breathtaking, Anne! Wow, the inking and touch of black are fabulous together!

Fabiola said...

salut Anne, merci pour tes adorables commentaires, oui j'ai utilisé une découpe: http://www.scraphouse.ch/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=4588&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=57&lang=fr je te donne le lien, merci biz

Viv said...

Fabulous card Anne, what great stamping and colours too. I have a grandson called Charlie also....you probably noticed lol :) Viv xx

Shelby said...

What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Love how this turned out.

Shelby

Tan's Hobbies said...

OOh, dear!! I adore the background card.. Love the texture and the color combination. Recently I love brown and gold color. Your card is so cool and rustic. The additional of black make the card totally awesome!!

Lee said...

STUNNING.Hugs xx