Sunday, 7 January 2018

Alcohol ink blues

I bought some alcohol inks the other day. This is the first piece I made with them.  (You're going to find a lot of blues on my blog this year. Just sayin'. )
I added Ranger alcohol inks in Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Indigo and Mermaid, plus some silver mixative, to some Ranger Inkssentials white Gloss Paper. I then stamped and white embossed the bouquet from Concord and 9th's "Hello Lovely", and then added a happy birthday sentiment from Hero Arts "Many Birthday Messages" white embossed onto vellum. I wrapped the vellum around the alcohol ink panel, then added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins.
I will be sharing this card at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, where the theme is "Something New".
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-something-new-3/
OK, now a question for those of you who have used alcohol inks a lot more than I have. The silver and gold mixatives both rub off on my fingers, and then I end up putting fingerprints on my white card base. Is there something I can spray over the top to seal this all in, so the card recipient won't end up with the mixative all over their hands, but won't mess with my ink? I have looked at a few YouTube videos, and one suggested Krylon Kamar varnish, but I haven't been able to find it (yet). I'd really appreciate it if you could share anything you've found useful!

Thanks for visiting :)

8 comments:

  1. Wow! This really caught my eye! Love the blues with silver! :)

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  2. Oh WOW, what a stunning card! I love the colours and the alcohol ink background is beautiful. xx

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  3. your card is gorgeous, Michelle. sorry can't help with the metallic problem as i've never had it happen.

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  4. Beautiful card Michelle, the colours are stunning, sorry I can't help with a solution for the mixatives. Cathy x

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  5. Gorgeous card, Michelle. What a wonderful blend of blues and silver! I don't have enough experience to answer your question. I know in the past when using chalks people said to give it a shot of hair spray to seal. Wonder if that might work until you can find some varnish?

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  6. Oh...maybe look on the Tim Holtz website and reach out to them?

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  7. This is your first card with these inks?! You look like a pro. This is absolutely stunning, Michelle!

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  8. Amazing background. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New Challenge. Gayatri xx

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