Oooh what fun these were - I love playing around with alcohol inks, unfortunately I don't have any glossy cardstock so I have used glossy photo paper - I know T!m said not to but I don't want to nip out to the shops today as I am going to Hobbycrafts at the NEC tomorrow - whoo hoo! - so I will get some there instead and have another play with the proper tools at a later date! Here are my creations so far though:
For the first tag I used Red Pepper, Denim and Snow Cap inks – the stamps are Creative Journey (the London scene), Artemio London Stamps and an old script stamp.
For the second tag I used a Prima brick wall stamp, Stampers Anonymous Mini Muse stamps, using Stazon in Mustard and Pumpkin (I only have two archival inks :( ) and Crimson Archival ink, Broken China distress ink then I used Black Archival ink to stamp out the Stampers Anonymous Haberdashery stamps.
For the third I used the Stampers Anonymous Reflections script stamp and Mini Muse skull. Broken China, Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord distress inks. For the back tag (I know I said I wasn’t going to finish any tags off as these are just to keep together for a techniques book but I have a soft spot for pirates and skulls so I had to put a bit extra on – it’s not like I have added lots of embellishments or ribbons is it!) – I used Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord and Vintage Photo along with the same Stampers Anonymous skull stamp and two Magnolia pirate stamps. I have only got the small embossing folders with lots of empty space on as all the bigger ones I have emboss all over and although I have used the technique with reflections stamps on the folders before I haven't put another stamp directly on there as well (in this case the skull) so this was a fun thing to learn - can't wait to make some more now!
I also have a top tip for alcohol inks - put a blob of them onto pieces of acetate and label them so that you know what the finished colour is going to be, here are mine:
It's a very useful guide to use as the colours all look the same in the bottles.
Thanks for looking and enjoying my Creative Chemistry journey with me! Still Happy Learning from Solihull.