Thursday, July 9, 2009

A New Dimension

I've started a new dimension to my card project and to my Etsy store. I now have Stickles and alchol inks including gold and silver metallic mixatives. You can see above the effects of adding the metallic mixative to alcoholic inks.

It is simple too. I take my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator and add some applicator felt (which fits perfectly to my applicator and then I dab some Adirondack Ink to the applicator. I then add some Metallic Mixatives to the color to give the ink a polished stone effect or marbling effect. I tended to add some more color over top of the metal ink to get a good amount of color on the paper.

I also wanted to show off my new line of glitter glue called Stickles. So I stamped a butterfly in Old Olive Stamin' Up ink. I then filled in the butterfly using Turquoise Stickles. I outlined the antennae with Crystal Ice Ice Stickles. I didn't want to cut out the butterfly so instead I used the Stampin' Up Scallop circle punch. I was going to add it on top of regular paper but I saw some glossy paper that I had sprayed some Adirondack Color Wash Stream to and thought the butterfly would look beautiful against that paper. I then saw my other paper that I had colored using the Yellow Sunshine, Orange Sunset and Purple Twilight and thought that would make a beautiful card for this butterfly. Therefore, I cut it down to size (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) scored it in half so the size is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I thought this would make colorful birthday card so pulled out my "On Your Birthday" set from Stampin' Up and stamped using the Stazon Ink. This worked perfectly with the alcohol ink. As you can see, the ink didn't smear at all.