Saturday 25 February 2012

Workshop - Alcohol Inks & Acetate

Wednesday was another lovely day of workshops, our theme this week was alcohol inks and acetate.

The first project was a card using double sided adhesive and acetate. The acetate was first coloured using alcohol inks and a piece of felt attached to a blending tool. The stamp set I chose to use was, Anna's Collection - Just for You by Hobby Art (this is my new favourite). Crumbled tissue paper was used as a backing before matting on blue card. Finishing touches of card candi, hand drawn border and stamped image were used.
This second card was created by initially colouring acetate as before. As acetate can be slippy to stamp on, the images are stamped on card and placed behind the acetate, attached using brads. Random stamping is used on the card to create a decorative background.
This technique can be used with a variety of stamps, images or decoupage sheets for speed.
This is a very quick card using just one layer of a decoupage image, as the background with the coloured acetate in front. We all need a quick man's card at some point.
Alcohol Inks are really easy to use and produce brilliant results, if haven't tried them, please give them ago. I can thoroughly recommend them!


Chrissie Roberts said...

Great idea Joan. I love the card. Might try that later. BTW -What homework?!

Jo Rice said...

Thanks for your comment, you have done your homework, Well Done. It was to read your email and go on my blog. See you next week. Jo. xx

debs29blue said...

These are all beautiful cards! Love the alcohol effect, so stunning!
Take care
Debs x

Helen in the UK said...

Found your blog via a link on the HobbyArt customer gallery. LOVE what you did with the second card - beautiful! Looks like you had a lot of fun too :)