Tuesday, April 26, 2016

alcohol ink painting

today's card was completely inspired (some might say lovingly imitated, lol) from the amazing artistry that is tae eun. if you are not reading her blog and following her on instagram, go and do it! seriously, go, i'll wait.

so as i was saying, i love all of tae eun's work but i have been especially smitten with her recent cards with alcohol ink (here & here). i'm also pretty enamored with the concord & 9th wildflower set and here's my attempt at being "tae eun cool":
i stamped and embossed my flowers in copper, being careful not to touch the paper too much (finger smudges disrupt the flow of the alcohol ink).
then i just added drops of alcohol ink to my flowers, letting the ink flow.
sometimes i was messy but i just added the green background to hide it. no mistakes, just opportunities for creativity right?!

finally when the ink was dry, i added some metallic copper alcohol ink on top.

thanks again for coming by and i'll see you tomorrow for more coppery goodness!

xo,
carly

p.s. alcohol ink also makes awesome dandelions!





2 comments:

Sue McRae said...

Love the artsy feel and vivid colours on this card! I must give this technique a try!

~amy~ said...

oh so gorgeous!