This month’s theme over at the let’s play party is neglected art supplies.
I had to think a bit about this, after all they are neglected and forgotten about, but then suddenly I could think of a few, one of which is alcohol inks.
I believe these bottles were one of my first purchases when I started my mixed media journey a couple of years back, after some initial play they were abandoned and they have been sitting on my shelf since then.
I did some searching on the net and pinned all different kinds of techniques with alcohol inks.
I grabbed my bottles and started playing.
Because they were neglected they didn’t feel precious to me anymore and that made me feel free to experiment with them.
(I can remember when I just bought them and knew exactly how expensive they were,let me say I was very careful with them)
Enough of me talking let me show you the results of my play time.
|blown with canned air|
something my son also really enjoyed doing.
|I think this must be my favourite technique|
marbling in water,
super easy and look at that result.
|gessod cardstock, double embossed.|
embossed with machine
and heat embossed with silver.
|metallic sheet, embossed and AI added.|
|glossy cardstock swiped|
with applicator with AI and alcohol
|stippled with applicator.|
|AI and alcohol on craft mat,|
card swiped through.
Love these colors.
|stippled on a piece of acetate.|
Here are 2 techniques I tried but didn't turned out like I hoped it would
Something I also learned following Carolyne's Permission to play workshop, besides using non precious supplies, is that you do not have to create finished pieces every single time.
So I just had fun creating these,
are these finished?
but I am not putting pressure on me to do so.