Sunday, 24 March 2013

Playing with alcohol inks

Hi you all! Another weekend is over, time flies! It is still ice cold here, and very windy, so a good time to stay home and play. The challenge over at Artful times is to use alcohol ink. My inks seem to have diminished, at the moment I just have blue, yellow and gold. Anyway, I had a lot of fun dripping and blowing the inks in lots of layers to make my under-water landscapes. When the were finished I doodled round some of the drips and drops with a gold gel-pen. This is the first one before....


and then afterwards. This one has been stamped with fishes which I embossed with white EP. I added some underwater flowers, some dew-drops as bubbles, and a real mini star-fish. I matted it with black card and green miri-card.




The second one before.....


and afterwards. I have again outlined the drips with my gold pen, and then added flowers and leaves (Prima) in turquoise. The hand, called a Chamsa, is made from metal, and the stones and decorations are bedded in resin. The Hebrew letters spell 'Chai', which means 'Life' and is used as one of the names of God. I have matted the card with a turquoise blue cardstock.



I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp and show, where the theme this week is water.

I will be back tomorrow with some happy mail received from Donna and Yvonne!

Have a good day, take care and keep warm, and thanks a lot for coming by!



26 comments:

  1. Wow, what inky fabulous-ness! These are stunning Valerie. See you tomorrow! Xx

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  2. Oh this is absolutely wonderful! For not having many colors, this turned out amazing. I love the rich look of this piece.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  3. Absolutely fabulous, amazing results with the alcohol inks!

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  4. These are gorgeous, Val! Love the translucent, vibrant colours! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Wow! Really stunning watery creation Valerie. Love it!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Gorgeous colours, Valerie!

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  7. Beautiful water inspired piece!

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  8. These are great! I love how you outline the alcohol inks, it really adds dimension. The bubbles are lovely and so is the star fish and silver embossed fish! Your leaves and hand are beautiful on the second one too! ~Diane

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  9. Eggcellent.:) Vibrant colors and lots of texture. I like these alcohol inks everyone is speaking of. Nicely done Val. Have a great week.

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  10. Just leaving a comment because I don't think the other went through. Your work is always excellent Valerie. Love the alcohol ink everyone is using. Thanks. have a great week.

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  11. Wow!!!! The use of alcohol ink here is superb! You've created a fantastic sea scene! Love the way you've made seaweed with the pen! Great out of the box thinking! Love it! Thanks for playing in our watered down challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  12. Amazing. Just look at all that wonderful color. So vibrate. TFS..

    Hugs~

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  13. Spectacular! I never thought of blowing the inks--I will have to try that for sure.

    Hope the weather is a bit warmer now Valerie

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. Lovely underwater worlds!

    I love all the details especially the hand!

    Hope you finally get some good weather this week Valerie.

    Karen x

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  15. Fabulous dramatic background, I love the gold outlining. Wonderful detailing on this piece. Wonderful,use of inks. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  16. Gogeous colours and effects - they look amazing!

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  17. Wow! All of those gorgeous pieces must have kept you out of trouble for the day. Did you drip all this on to canvas or paper. Love all the goodies you added. Are the white fish stamped - or are they some sort of rub on. Love them. Have fun today Valerie. Thanks for sharing. You do always inspire me! hugs, Donna

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  18. That's awesome! I love alcohol inks.

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  19. Owwwwww Valeria that's an amazing backgroud and just love how you have used it :)
    Thank you for joining us once again at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  20. Wow weee both fabulous backgrounds and love what you did with them. My fav is number 1. Hugs Sandra X

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  21. Beautiful work! The backgrounds look like they were fun to create!

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  22. Love the Val, what an amazing technique, it looks a lot of fun! xx

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  23. Adore that background Valerie. What an amazing colour you achieved - and with a limited palette. Great idea with the gold pen and one I must try myself. If I get results like these I will be well pleased. love those fish.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx

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  24. Fantastic! Love the colors, and the reminder how fun it is to blow them to blend.

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  25. WOW is all I can say for this Val. Love the colours and what you've done with them. I've never seen a Hamsa before, so original, love it.

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  26. Wow this is stunning work. I adore the colours..they are fantastic. You are certainly a talented artist! ;D
    I was going to say have fun but then I think you may well be having fun already! :D

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