Friday, March 27, 2009

Book Study: Mica & Alcohol ink - 1

We're doing a Book Study as a group on NGS, using Nancy Curry's book "Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping". This week we are looking at her card "Flights of Fancy". In this card Nancy uses interference powdered pigments and alcohol inks. One advantage to using alcohol inks with mica powders is you don't need to add a binder as the alcohol acts as a binder. Nancy used black glossy card stock with her project, it really makes the interference powders really dramatic. I didn't have any black glossy paper, so thought I'd see what I could do with white glossy card stock. I dabbed three different colors of interference powders onto glossy card stock with my finger.
Then squirted three colors of alcohol ink onto a felt applicator and covered the entire surface.The powders really show up as you move the card around in the light.
I didn't use Versafine as the photo suggests (sorry grabbed the wrong pad), I don't think Versafine will set on glossy paper. I used black Archival ink to stamp on the dragonflies.
I cut this piece in two. One one piece I stamped on a saying and embossed with fine detail gold embossing powder. Used a gold leafing pen to color the edges.I layered the piece onto black paper, then gold paper and onto to a dark green card. I added a small strip of black paper between the main image and the black layer and attached two gold brads.
With the other half of the stamped sheet, I stamped on a texture stamp with silver Brilliance ink and edged the sheet with a silver leafing pen.Ran a piece of green card stock through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked the raised areas with a green Distress ink. Then slightly offset the same piece of card stock in the same folder and reran it through the Cuttlebug.
I colored the newly raised ares with silver Brilliance ink. I like how this gives extra depth to the piece. I trimmed this down and colored the edges with the silver Brilliance ink.
I mounted the green card stock on to a dark blue card. Added a dark blue gossamer ribbon under the focal image and glued on two mini silver dragonfly charms.


Robin said...

Both of your cards turned out beautifully! Love the colors in your background and the shimmer from the Pearl-Ex powders.

Unknown said...

Carol you are so creative, love how the two cards turned out x

CreativSpirit said...

Both of these cards look great Carol, would love to see them in real life.


Maggi said...

Looked at all three samples and am on my way downstairs to play!!!! We are expecting snow later, so I won't even mind!!!!!

inge said...

great idea what you do with the embossing folder. it does create even more depth and structure... so this is my kind of stuff !

thanks for sharing !
Inge from belgium