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.

6 comments:

Stiene said...

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

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.