Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 3

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.

14 comments:

Creatique Candy said...

Awesome Guide for the inks! I too only have 2 colors of staz-on but seeing you share is so helpful and I LOVE how you did your Technique Tags!

Karin said...

All three tags are wonderful, but I love love love that 2nd one!

Manu Mamma said...

Great tags: I love the colors of the second one!
And great tip for AI final color!
Manu

Bella said...

Great tags. I tested on both photo and glossy paper and put the results in the forum under Day 3

Gina piazza said...

I love your tags! and thanks for the tip on a guide for the inks.

Ann said...

Gorgeous tags - the colours are fabulous & I love your top tip too, thanks for sharing! I absolutely love your 2nd tag that blue is just stunning!!

Tammy said...

Love the colors, especially with the alcohol inks! Just so you know, Rangers website has a sheet you can print to keep track of all the distress ink stamp pads you have (printed mine on regular paper) AND one for alcohol inks! I printed mine on glossy, let dry for a while then put just a bit on each with the coordinating color!

the Cr@ft L@b said...

Beautiful tags. I am going to have to try the resist tag with Stazon. I am in absolute awe of the results you got using them. Thanks for sharing.

the Cr@ft L@b said...

Beautiful tags. I am going to have to try the resist tag with Stazon. I am in absolute awe of the results you got using them. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Hello- popping over from class - your tags are lovely - love them all :-)

Yogi said...

very nice tags. Too funny with the skulls tag.... ROFL we can't seem to help ourselves. Just have to add things BIG GRIN

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you noticed, but the Ranger Ink site has an organization section where you can print out color palette sheets.

Sam said...

Gorgeous tags Nicola! Love the colours on your middle one but you know me, I love the sewing stamps!

Missus Wookie said...

I've only got two alcohol inks so it's not hard to keep 'em straight ;)

But I like the idea of acetate colour swatches - may add those to my regular tag ones.