Our new challenge this fortnight over at Crafty CardMakers is ALCOHOL INKS.
Oh yes, those things you probably bought at a show and consigned to the cupboard - well its time to free them!!!
The team have come up with various ways of using them and they can decorate numerous items including metal and wood so give them a whirl! They don't have to be Ranger branded - any alcohol ink is fine.
As always our challenge runs for 2 weeks, some of the team are also playing along with the main challenge too and have done a clean and simple card using alcohol inks but so long as you use the inks you can submit whatever you like
I used a white gloss cardstock ( Astrolux) and Ranger Alochol inks from the Rainbow collection.
Using a non-stick worksheet to protect my worktop, I dropped very small puddles of different inks and a light smattering of blending solution onto the card, then blew it around through a straw. When is was mostly dry, I placed an absorbent paper on top and blotted it then 'polished' it with kitchen roll.
I then stamped on it with Versafine black and the three different stamps you see.
It was then heat-set and mounted it on silver and Bazzil with two different types of ribbon to finish off.
The butterfly verse is mine - you're welcome to use it!
I enjoyed using this technique as I am, essentially, a messy girl......! I now have a nice stash of alcohol inked gloss card....!(...and very inky stained fingers...!LOL!)
Hope you will pop over to CCM and enter into the fun - all abilities are welcome, no pressure, we just like to see what you come up with!