Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Alcohol Ink/ Glassine technique...

I wonder if...

that's how this technique developed...

I wondered how tim's/Ranger's

I was hoping to create a verdigris/rusty looking background...
with texture...
that I could stamp on...

since alcohol inks are transparent, they don't show up well on dark surfaces...if at all...

here's the HOWEVER...

in it's unedited video state...
with the big DUH...still left in...
a blooper of sorts...
but hey...
it's the REAL me...
yikes!



here's a closer look @ the back of the glassine envelope...
I'm very pleased with the result...

the inks/glassine combo seems to make the envelope really strong/sturdy...

perfect for mailing...

or pages for a mini book?


I hope you enjoyed the video & that you'll take a minute to try it!

I used juniper & cloudy blue ...

but try it with other alcohol ink colors...
stream would be a good choice...

let me know how you do!

I'm off to find some archival ink & a studio 490 stamp...
something appropriate for a cute glassine envelope...

in fact...

I think I'll...

make art!
wendy

42 comments:

gayle said...

Wow, great effect!

SusanK said...

This looks so cool! But I gotta say the better 'yikes' moment is when you say to highlight your cracks. I was laughing my backside off! Guess my funny bone is easily tickled some days...lol!

Eileen said...

I love the look of this! Wonder how it would work if you mix the AIs and the mixative on the craft sheet and swipe the glasseine over it??? Hmmm....gotta go try both ways!

linda said...

I love this technique Wendy! I'm working on some Fall and Winter mini books and these would make great pages!

Thanks

Helena said...

Cool, cool, Cool, Wendy!!!!

Now where to get FAST a snow cap alcohol ink mixative?! That's the question of today.

hugs and say hi to Rick!!!

Netrix said...

Fantastic idea. Love it
Jeanette x

sue said...

How cool! I love the glassine paper, but was not sure of what to do with it.

Scrapthat said...

Very cool Wendy! TFS!

Debby said...

Will have to try this as it looks really cool!

Candy C said...

Wow...really cool!! I had not thought to try alcohol inks on Glassine!!! Love the effect you got! Thanks for sharing! <3 Candy

ellen vargo said...

cool stuff! i wonder what would happen if you added some blending solution, too? hmmmm... need to try... see you in... 3 days!!! :)

ELlen xxx

SannaS said...

FABULOUS!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Susan Leslie said...

I love that Tim and Ranger has come out with these products...time to work some magic. Thanks for the inspiration Wendy.

Ally White Cat said...

ok you answered my question. thanks so much. love the technique..never would have dreamed it to be so simple.

susan s.

Marijane said...

Great video! Love the technique. FYI... after your video ended another video was offered on alcohol inks by Jennifer McQuire that was also very informative. I just today found a store that has the snow cap mixative - hooray!

michelle said...

Love this look and thanks for sharing the video with us!

Hels Sheridan said...

ooh cor blimey, I tried it with Picket Fence Stain but it disappeared... never would I have thought to try the Alcohol Ink version... how coolio!!!! Thanks for sharing... see you... on Friday!!!! Eeeeeeeeee, am over the top excited!!! xx

Nina W. said...

Thanks Wendy, this is a neat technique that fits right into my creative style. Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

Need to get this mixative - must go shopping! Love the look, thanks for the cool video.

Tammy Tutterow said...

Love it! I can't wait to try it!

Vic said...

I'll be trying this one very soon!

Marissa said...

That is SUCH a great idea! I'm always looking for something new to do with the Glassine. Thanks Wendy!

Wanda H said...

Verra, verra cool!!!!!! And I like the duh!!!! :-))

Anonymous said...

A must try technique. The result is great. Ya gotta love new techniques.

Tona said...

Great video! LOVE this technique.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

This looks so fun and messy and the finished product is fab. Something else to try once I track down some of that adirondack White.

Cheryl said...

TFS - loving that verdigris look a lot! Great idea!

Marilyn L. said...

I have the glassine and now know what to do with it. Thanks Wendy, you're the best in making art!

Sandra said...

very cool, thanks for sharing!
Sandra ltb

snazzyoriginal said...

Great technique, fab video & wonderful inspiration as always

Cher said...

YEP! great gift card idea there woman...u rock!

Gabrielle said...

Just sneaked a peek in my lunchhour! Great and inspiring technique but wished I'd looked at home! I'll spend all afternoon wishing I can have a try now!

Eileen said...

I have to leave another comment. I experimented with your technique (love the result!), my idea of using the craft sheet instead of the blending tool (also cool, but a little muddy), and then with pearl mixative instead of snow cap (dark, but interesting) and (no surprise), your way is the BEST way, and that patina look is fabulous. (I used a light blue and a light green instead of two blues).
Thanks, Wendy!
xoxo

Becky said...

Very, very cool! I also liked "highlight your cracks" lol! and your watch is toooo cool.

Sharon Secor said...

Oh my gosh - this is so cool. Thanks for sharing and I will be sure to highlight "your cracks" when playing. U r way too funny - and such an inspiration! Loving the duh!

Barbara said...

I've been wanting to give alcohol inks a try but wasn't sure how to use them....thanks for sharing your technique! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Thanks for sharing the video... great way to use the AIs differently!

Georgie Horn said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I am addicted to alcohol inks--could it be the alcohol? haha. come by for my latest alcohol ink project!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/joy-full.html

Marilyn L. said...

can't wait to try this technique but on a glassine paper not envelope for a background effect

Therese said...

WHERE ARE YOU....... Did you drown in your making art day..... LOL. Loved what you did with the glassine papers........ You are such a smarty pants.......

Heidi Mireles said...

Very cool look.

Olivia said...

Not only is the technique really cool but I have to commend you on how it was video-d. You show only the technique and go from there. There are so many that show a person from a distance and never zoom in on the project. I don't need to know what someone looks like, I need the information. So, thanks for that. Great!