Monday, November 30, 2009

Isoprophyl Alcohol technique

I am back on track again, it is amazing how quickly a backlog of things mounts up when you are busy with other activities. But feel like I am catching up quickly now.

I am sharing a birthday card with you today. If I am critical about it, I feel that it is too busy, but I still enjoyed making it. White folded cardstock with very pale lilac cuttlebugged card mounted onto it. The image is from an Impression Obsession clear set and I stamped it in black Memories onto an Isoprophyl Alcohol background, it is mounted onto white, then lilac and then aqua cardstock. The corners are embellished with tiny punched flowers with bling centres. The card is finished off with Cuttlebug die cuts embellished with tiny bling circles in the centres of the flowers.

Isoprophyl Alcohol backgrounds are one of my favourite backgrounds and are really quick and easy to make.

  • Lay newspaper on your work surface and wear disposable rubber gloves as the inks stain.

  • Use very glossy card like white Chromolux.

  • Take a small sponge and wet it with the alcohol and then Penguin office inks.

  • Smear the sponge over the card. Do the same with other colours if you want to add depth.

  • The inks come in many colours and I usually use 2 co-ordinating ones, here I used turquoise and violet.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

That is such a clever idea, never heard of that. And using normal office inks, which should be easy to get hold of! Wow! Now, just got to get the alchohol, dont think my stash of Hunters will help lol!