Thursday, October 29, 2009

Alcohol Inks and Dominos techniques

Thought I would share another two favourite technique today- Alcohol inks and stamping on Dominos.
Alcohol inks
I have used a selection of the Tim Holtz Alcohol inks on this project. For the card all I did was add a couple of colors of the alcohol inks to the Alcohol ink tool and then pounce it over glossy cardstock. Once I was basically happy with the colors, I then added a drop of blending solution and let it do its own thing.
Domino Stamping
Because of there slippery surface I find its best to stamp with Staz on but I have also had success with Brilliance although it takes longer to dry and doesn't work perfectly everytime. I find it is much easier to ink up your stamp, and you don't have to choose small stamp to fit domino, it can be large collage type stamp. Once you have inked up the stamp with Staz on, lie the stamp flat on the table inked side up and then choose which bit of stamp you want on your domino and simply press the domino firmly into the stamp and lift straight up. If you don't like your first image remember you can use Staz on cleaner to remove the image and let it dry and just start again. I would do this several times just to practice if you are new to stamping on dominos. For this domino, all I did was put 3 different colours of the alcohol inks onto the blending tool and then pounced them over the domino and left it to dry. I then stamped the image with Staz on and went around the edges with a Krylon gold pen.
Materials: Black cardstock, glossy cardstock, Gold cardstock, Stampers Anonymous stamp, Staz on Black , Rhinestones, Alcohol inks and blending solution and alcohol ink blending tool, butterflies, gold embossing powder, word stamp, clear embossing ink pad, Letter P sticker, Gold krylon pen, Domino.
Method: Fold black card to create base square card. Prepare domino as described above and also prepare stamped glossy cardstock as described above. Go around edges of glossy stamped image with gold pen and attach to black and then gold cardstock and then to cardfront. Use clear embossing ink pad to stamp words and emboss with gold embossing powder. Attach domino, rhinestones and butterfly and letter P sticker.
I will share with you another way tomorrow to use your alcohol inks. There are some stunning new colors out. What to do if you don't have any of the Tim Holtz alcohol inks - cry - no seriously you can try the technique using Copic refills (they are alcohol ink after all) or try any die reinkers.

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