HOWEVER...I don't want everything I make to look the same.
So...since the Bears have a day off...and it's too bloody cold to put even a toe outside... ( I CAN NOT WAIT to get to Frenzy Stamper in WARMMMM ARIZONA!)
I did a little experiment and a photo shoot for you...
Here's the start...
The next photo shows the metal flower naked (on top)
and after I added some rust and slate alcohol inks...
Here's another with denim & pesto...BTW...these can be stamped on after the alcohol ink is dry...hmmm...I think I'll show you that below...........
Then my brain turned on...YIPPEE!
I had a project that really NEEDED a dimensional silver flower. But too bad Ranger doesn't make silver alcohol ink...
DUH...the light bulb goes on...
How about the SILVER MIXATIVE?? Would that work the same???
Take a look..........TOTAL SUCCESS!!!
And...here's the little beauty stamped (screen stamp studio490, page 12 of the supplement) with Ranger's black pigment ink...heat dried and then I bent the petals.
Take a closer look...Perfect coverage...and the bending does not affect the silver. It doesn't flake off.
How about some PEARL MIXATIVE???
I applied just a tiny bit, to create a mottled sort of look. I didn't want it completely covered...I like this look.... I think I'll add some new DISTRESS STICKLES...just as soon as my order arrives.
(I HOPE it's soon...I hope someone from RANGER is reading...hint!)
Just a little on the ends of the petals ...I think that will be cool.
So here are some tips to get you playing...
1. I always work on my Ranger Craft sheet when using Alcohol Inks...actually...who am I kidding?? I can not work without that craft sheet any day. It's always out & ready to be used.
2. Using the alcohol ink applicator...with FELT...add a few drops of the chosen alcohol ink colors & pounce on the metal flower. It dries in just a few seconds. This is GREAT for those of use who are not patient...
3. I completely covered the flower with just 2 drops of the silver mixative. (SHAKE before using). A little goes a long way. If you mix it with the alcohol inks...use just ONE drop.
Take it from me...ONE DROP!
4. Don't like what you did??? Color not a match for your project?? NO PROBLEM...
A few drops of Alcohol blending solution on a paper towel will completely remove all the ink. You are left with the original flower...in perfect condition & it's all ready to be inked again.
Another use for the blending solution?? It's THE PERFECT cleaner for the craft sheet. A few drops on a paper towel...swipe...nice & clean!
Just a warning...
You WILL be seeing plenty of SILVER flowers now...
You can bet on it!