Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas ATC Inspired by Tim's 2007 Day 5 Tag

 Love this technique with alcohol inks from Tim Holtz's 2007 Day 5 Tag.
Use a mixture of blue alcohol inks with one drop of Pearl Metallic Mixative on felt or cotton and dab over glossy card stock.
Add small amount of blending solution to same pad and dab over alcohol inks to blend the colors.
 Had a little trouble with the next step. Tim says, "GENTLY shake the blending solution over the background - just a little at a time". I'm known to be a little heavy handed.
 Immediately heat with heat tool, this will bleach out the color and make it appear as snow flurries.
 Tim says to continue the above steps until you achieve the look you want. To make smaller drops of the blending solution, decided to splatter on small drops with an old toothbrush (then heat set).
 Stamp desired images with black Archival Ink, heat set.
 Trimmed the card and mounted on black card stock. Added snowflake stickers with mini "pearls" in the centers. Used Frosted Lace Stickles to color in the glass of the lamp.
love the look of this technique!

1 comment:

chrissy said...

I like how you used the snowflake brad for the letter O in snow.