June 29, 2010

Alcohol Ink Mono Print - Challenge #3

This weeks Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is Alcohol Ink Mono Print, a technique I'm familiar with, as we did it quite a few years back on the TJNL CD#4, under the name Alcohol Ink Smoosh.  I just love the artsy background this technique yields, and no two pieces ever come out looking the same.

The inks I used on both of my cards are the same, the brighter shades being the first swipes, the muddy colors being the last swipes.


For this card I used the lighthouse image from Beyond the Sea by Artistic Outpost.  The Mono Print was just screaming clouds to me!

Again, the larger background panel it the more muddy colors, last generation of Mono print, why waste it right!  The fun collage image is from the Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage plate.

Just a tip, if you are wanting to layer up on your background, use you Spellbinders Dies, to remove the center portion, giving you a place to stamp, then you can use the rest of your background as a panel layer.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage, Beyond the Sea
Ink - Black Archival
Card Stock - Summer Sun, Black, Ranger Glossy, Teal
Other - Alcohol Inks, Blending Solution, Craft Sheet, Dimensionals

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18 comments :

Terry said...

Love them both! Your background colors are just awesome. WTG!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv them both, great colors and luv the tip!

Sandra said...

Wow Lisa, these are great - I need to pull out my alcohol inks again - you are my source of inspiration!
Sandra

Sue said...

Lisa these are both gorgeous, I must have a look at Artistic Outpost stamps. Thanks for the great idea about die cutting the background, it's one I shall definitely try x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Beautiful, as always, Lisa! The lighthouse stamp looks wonderful against the monoprint, as does the rabbit collage! Great tip about the die cut, too.

Thanks for playing along again this week. It's always a joy to see your beautiful art!

Hugs,
Linda

Danni said...

I've never used the alcohol inks but wow, these creations are just fabulous!!

Kristen said...

WOWSERS!!!! These are both fabulous...Believe it or not, I can't remember if I have ever tried alcohol ink...Yikes

Sherry said...

I love the lighthouse one - and great idea using the two smooshes for the fore and background, both of which are just fabulous.

BarbaraW said...

Both of these cards are so great. The background of the lighthouse does have a scenic look to it. The background of the rabbit fits him so well. Love them both.

Rachelle said...

Both of these are wonderful! I love the layering technique you used. Really pops.

Sandi M said...

These are both gorgeous! I really like the stamps - must check out Artistic Outpost. Also, great tip - seems I need a nesting die too :)

leenda said...

Oooooo, love those colors! Great job!

Erin Smetak said...

These are just too cool! LOVE THEM BOTH!!!!!

Basement Stamper said...

both of those look so cool!!! I need to get some darn alcohol inks and try that out!

Suzanne C said...

Love the use of the AI on the backgrounds. Fantastic colors and layering!

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you layered the AI backgrounds, great tip!

Michele said...

the background colors are delicious. beautifully done.

Netty said...

Fabulous, love them both. Annette x

 
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