Sunday, June 13, 2010

Book Study - Tortoiseshell

On NGS group we are doing a book study of Julia Andrus' book "Paper Transformed". This week we're looking at the section "Tortoiseshell". This technique uses alcohol inks to imitate the look of tortoiseshell. Drizzle brown alcohol ink onto a felt applicator and lightly pounce over glossy paper.
Drizzle ochre (or orange) and black alcohol inks on to the same applicator and pounce all over the paper again.
Use a clean felt applicator and drizzle it with blending solution. Lightly pounce over a few places to create some faded spots.

My sheet was fairly light, so I went back and pounced on some more brown, orange and black alcohol inks.


Maggi said...

Looks great!!!! Thanks for working through the book - it gets me to try some new techniques and use "stuff from my stash!"

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

Very nice effect!! Thanks for sharing!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

chrissy said...

OOOO!!!! This looks gorgeous! I haven't used my alcohol inks in a while maybe this will push me to get them out.

lestim said...

I love this effect, have only just bought alcohol ink so ca't wait to have a play. Les