Saturday, November 1, 2008

Alcohol Ink technique - Oops, I mean Distress Ink tech.

Happy November! Edits are in blue - Thanks Anna, for reminding me of what I used !!! LOL at myself!!!

I just recently discovered this cool new technique on another blog, and I think it was from Sweet Miss Daisy (Anna Wight) over on Sweet & Sassy that showed us this. However, I can not find the post on her blog. But then again, you can spend hours on her blog and learn lots! Anyway, here's a picture of my finished card and a close up of the technique.

Stamp your image in a white ink (I used Versamagic in Cloud White) and then use Distress ink in Faded Jeans (not alcohol inks) applied with a sponge applicator. This is done on Georgia Pacific White Card Stock. The Distress ink resists the white ink and this is the result that I got with Versamagic. I tried this technique with Palette White Canvas, but did not like the results. You can play around with the white ink pads in your collection to see which one will give you the most vibrant white. I stamped the small snowflakes in the same ink after the fact to fill in.

Have a great weekend - time to fall back our clocks for daylight savings time! Nothing like going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark!!!

Distress ink in faded jeans
Versamagic ink - Cloud White
Blue card stock
White grosgrain ribbon
Stamps - Penny Black snowman, Michael's $1 stamps, Studio G snowflake stamp
Prisma color pencils
Stardust gel pen


Sarah said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Sarah G.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Oooooh, this is lovely!! I actually used Distress Inks over the white StazOn where you've used alcohol inks, according to your post ... the results are equally nice!

Velta said...

I am SO VERY impressed Laurie...this is super great! Makes me think I need to get into some techniques instead of 'somber' cards...just been too busy in the past few months...TFS :)

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Oh my goodness! Laurie, this is a gorgeous technique. I have to try it!! TFS

Bridgett said...

What a great card! I love it!!