Sunday, January 27, 2008

New Technique - Varnished Alcohol

I liked what I saw in the technique junkies December newsletter on Varnished floating pearls, but I had none of the supplies to do it with. So, while playing around trying to match it, I came up with this new twist and call it varnished alcohol!

White copy/printer paper (cut to size of your project)
Simple Solution 2 (can be purchased at your local craft store)
Alcohol inks of your choice of color
foam brush

Crumble up your white printer paper tightly and then flatten out. You want to make sure that there is enough wrinkles in the paper. Using a small container, mix your simple solution (about 1-2 tablespoons) with your choice of colors of alcohol inks. I used pearl in mine and it left a really nice sheen on my finished project.
Brush on your mixture with a foam brush and then let dry or heat set. Finish your project.

CTMH - Autumn Splendor (leaves)
TAC - Tag tidbits for the sentiment
Ink - Colorbox chalk inks from the autumn pastels line
Brown and kraft cardstock from Bazzill

TAC - butterfly stamp
Impression Obsession - sentiment
Designer Paper - Hot off the Press
Blue cardstock by Bazzill and DCWV
White brads


Michelle said...

Exceptional adaptation, Laurie! I love how you interpreted it. Gorgeous background!

JazzyH said...

Great Technique, I am going to have to try that. Did you tell Pat from Technqiue Junkies maybe you will be put in the newlsetter.

Marilyn said...

Love how your experiement technique turned out awesome!! The cards are fabulous with that background!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

UrgentCookie said...

Great work on you cards here. Your technique looks wonderful. :0)

Jovita @ Inky Impressions said...

Laurie both the cards are beautiful, great technique!

Velta said...

Oh My Laurie ~ I love this technique and cannot wait to try it myself. The sheen is just what this card (leaves) needed to make it pop! As for the butterfly, who wouldn't love to receive this card. I love the sentiment paper in the background. Thanks for the tutorial :)

laos348 said...

The cards are gorgeous. I love how you adapted the technique.