Friday, March 27, 2009

Book Study: Mica & Alcohol Inks - 3

Since I only have white glossy card stock, I thought I'd try this technique with some of my other mica powders. I dabbed three metallic colors with my finger onto the white glossy card stock.I then added yellow and green alcohol inks with a felt applicator.
See how it looks in natural light:
I cut the piece in half and stamped a large leafy flourish with light green Brilliance ink, then over stamped the same leafy flourish with dark green Brilliance ink.
Took dark green card stock and ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and colored the raised areas with the light green Brilliance ink. Then slightly offset the card stock in the same folder and re-embossed it, this time coloring the raised areas with the dark green Brilliance ink.
I stamped a bird image with black Archival ink onto the alcohol background. I also stamped a saying with the same ink and used this ink pad to color the edges.
I used the same leafy flourish stamp to cover a light green card and layered on the embossed card stock and the mica-alcohol colored sheet.
I can see there are lots of possibilities to mixing mica powders with alcohol inks.


Stiene said...

Your cards with this technique are really beautiful. Thank you for letting us see.

Dawn said...

I love this, that bird stamp is amazing x

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, all your experiments look great. I am not sure which one I like best, but I think the one with the bird would be my favourite.

I still have not done any of the book studies but I think I will have to get busy and catch up.

Robin said...

Another beautiful example! Thanks for sharing!!

Christine Anderson said...

Absolutely beautiful! I just love seeing what you started with and what the outcome was.

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous card! Your whole blog is fantastic.