Monday, 12 March 2018

Alcohol inks on Acetate

It's CAS Mix up's 2nd birthday this month so Happy Birthday Loll, Bonnie and the Design team.


As a part of their birthday celebrations Loll and Bonnie have  some great prizes so head over and play along.


Susan is your Host for this month with Acetate, Stamping and my choice of Alcohol inks. If you aren't sure what to do with Acetate, the group have put together some great tutorials for you to check out as added inspiration.
For my card I used an alcohol ink removal technique which I found on Paper Wings Productions. I spread blues greens and a touch of gold around using a felt pad and a blending tool on the acetate.  Once it had dried I stamped the images using Ranger Archival ink, I did use a blue but black may have worked on darker colours.  Give the Archival ink a few minutes to dry and buff with kitchen roll. I did find it took a couple of applications of the inked image in my MISTI to remove all the ink. Once I was happy I backed the image with white card stock layered it with a black frame and then popped it up on some fun foam.

A few people mentioned they had some problems with the ink not removing.  I think the key is to use a stamp re-positioner and add more Archival ink, but remember to leave it dry for a few minutes before removing.


I'm going to wait to put the sentiment on, I'm not sure if this will go in my Christmas stash or perhaps a Winter Birthday.





Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz, Joy Crafts grunge basics for the moon
Paper: Actetate, 110lb white, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival cornflower mini
Accessories: Blending tool, felt pad, Alcohol inks, Misti
Techniques: Alcohol inks on acetate

15 comments:

  1. I tried a similar technique last weekend and it didn't work this well. This is awesome, Christine! You've convinced me that I need to try it again! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  2. Seeing your card makes me want to try this! Love the slightly ghostly look you got - like the way things look on a snowy night. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

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  3. Great job with this technique Christine. Your card is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  4. I found this technique really hard and my efforts were - well- disastrous! Yours is superb!
    Might have to give it another go after seeing your gorgeous card!

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  5. Another new technique for me to look at, thank you for the inspiration to give it a go. What a great effect and such an atmospheric card. Yes this could also be a Winter Birthday card. Thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us at CAS Mix UP x

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  6. Beautiful and striking! What amazing results with this technique!
    Just bought my first AIs on the weekend and now I need to buy coloured Archival inks!... you are such an enabler! 😂

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  7. What a unique and gorgeous effect! I always learn something new from you, Christine so thanks for sharing your process! Love that color and the artsy look of your images!

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  8. Your Alcohol Ink background and stamped images turned out beautifully, Christine. TFS your tip on lifting color from your AI background for your images. Hugs...so pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs

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  9. I saw Jennifer McGuire do this recently and it looks great Christine and love the beautiful vibrant colours which give a good contrast when the ink is rubbed off, and I love the deer and tree with the moon in the background which has made a pretty scene. x

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  10. so lovely...great results!
    xx Karen

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  11. This is awesome, Christine! I love your blue green (& a touch of gold) AI background and the ink removal effects! Great visual texture!! Thanks for sharing the tips too! Hideko xx

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  12. This card looks like BATIK art. Learned something new, this is truly awesome and simply GORGEOUS. It definitely has the WOW factor for me, love it xx

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  13. The effect is fantastic! Yes, it does remind me of Batik, as Jo Manna writes. Gorgeous! Another technique that I want to try!

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  14. Beautiful winter scene and difficult technique! Your background is restless, it perfectly reflects the mood of winter night. The card is stunning, Christine!
    BożenA xx

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  15. Wow - such a creative technique with beautiful results Christine! It's amazing how many acetate techniques there are out there - thanks so much for sharing it and this lovely card with us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

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