That is, until one of my blog-heroes, Virginia Lu, started posting cards like this and this and this on her blog. (Pretty darn spectacular, no? :)
So then, you guessed it, I just had to give them a try! My first attempts were not so great, to say the least -- definitely not blog-worthy. I learned that I needed to learn when to stop; I had a serious tendency to over-blend, creating murky pools of ink that dried into crusty pools of murky inks!
So, after quite a bit of practice, I decided to use my blossoming skill-set (ha!) to create a card for this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe. I used the alcohol inks on vellum to create the layers of the flower and then heat embossed in pewter. Here's my take:
|The inspiration color story at TPDC|
Anyway, I'm continuing to play with these inks (and have already extended my collection of colors!), so there will be more to come! Have you tried them yet? Would love to see what you've done with them! Thanks for stopping by! :)
- Stamps: Hero Arts "Layered Flowers"
- Paper: Neenah "Solar White" Cardstock, Vellum
- Sentiment: SRM Sticker
- Inks: Ranger Alcohol Inks - Purple Twilight, Sunshine, Gold Metallic Mixative and Copic Markers
- Pewter embossing powder, ribbon, adhesives