Monday, January 2, 2012

ATC Inspired by Tim's 2008 Day 2 Tag

This ATC is inspired by Tim Holtz's 2008 Day 2 tag (12 Tags of Christmas). For the background he uses the Twisted Alcohol technique, which I did back in Dec 2008 and several other times.

Spread a generous amount of Metal Mixative on craft sheet and added drops of several colors.
Squirt blending solution over this mixture, the more blending solution, the lighter the inks will paper.
Place glossy card stock down into the inks and twist. You can add more depth and color by placing the same card stock back into the inks and twist again and again until you like how it looks.
Here's my first one, there is still lots of ink on the craft sheet, so I'll grab more glossy card stock.
Here's the second piece.
Added more blending solution to the inks on the craft street and got these two sheets of glossy card stock done as well.
For this ATC, choose the second background. Stamped trees in watermark ink, covered with black embossing powder and heat set (make sure the alcohol inks are dry before proceeding to this step). Stamped snowflakes with black Archival ink.
Placed more Metal Mixative on craft sheet, used an old toothbrush to splatter this over the card.
Colored edges of card with iced spruce Distress ink. Added white swirl rub-ons. Colored recessed areas of dragonfly and word metal piece with slate alcohol ink. Adhered with Glossy Accents. Added metal snowflake with white brad.
So fun to be reminded of this great background technique!

1 comment:

Marjie Kemper said...

So rich! Love what the silver does for it.