Monday, June 28, 2010

Alcohol Ink Monoprint Cards

This week's challenge at Studio L3's Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is the alcohol ink monoprint technique.  To mix things up a bit, I tried block glossy paper, instead of white.  The metallic mixatives showed up well, but I had trouble getting much color from the other inks to show up.  Once I had the backgrounds made, I chose to use Tim's South Africa stamps to make two cards, in honor of the World Cup and because they seemed to go well with the darker shades.  I also stamped some of his birds on another background I had but decided to hold on to it for now.  I'm sure it will go nice on a Halloween tag later this year.
Once I had my supplies out, I made a bunch more backgrounds! 
Here's a card I made with white glossy paper:
The stamps are from Club Scrap.  I hope you like this background, as you'll be seeing more of it this week (LOL!).  I'm loving these challenges and wanted to say a big thank-you to Linda for linking folks to my book review of Compendium of Curiosities.  The Review featured a few other creations with alcohol ink monoprinting.  You can read the review and see those creations here.

19 comments:

Sian said...

Yes, what I like most about the background is the way it leads in with "Dreams" at the left and then your eye travels back out at the bottom with "Happiness"

scrappyjacky said...

The colours are gorgeous...and love the words you've used.

Amy said...

The text in the bottom card is really fabulous - I love this look.

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful backgrounds and stamps.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Wow, Rinda, the AI on black is gorgeous! It looks like marble or jasper. I have SO got to try this approach-- what a brilliant way to use the medium! And, you couldn't have chosen better stamps for the monoprints you created.

I love your purple-on-white cards, too. The text stamps look great against that background!

I'm so glad you're enjoying the challenges, and really appreciate your wonderful review of the Compendium! Thanks for letting me link to it-- everyone will enjoy reading it and seeing more of your beautiful art.

♥~Linda

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous art Rinda, those backgrounds are fabulous! x

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

That Dreams card is gorgeous. Needs to be framed. Love it!

humel said...

It all looks amazing :-) And I'm so glad your review is getting a wider audience xx

Karen said...

I've always loved the alcohol ink backgrounds and yours are particularly beautiful. I love the purple and the stamps you used on it are amazing.

Lori said...

All these pieces are lovely! It's hard to stop at one, isn't it?? The black is very striking!

Zoechaos said...

Stunning the results on black just rock and the images you stamped could not be better. Love your work.

Fiona said...

Love your dream card!

Sue said...

These are all gorgeous, but your black one with the birds is just divine, it's like they're swirling into the light (I'm not normally so flowery lol) x

Sherry said...

I wondered what the effect would be on black card - now I know, thanks! A much darker effect, but still as effective, I like your cards.

Rachelle said...

I love how your card turned out. The bg really has a neat texture to it. And those birds are really cooooool!!!

Carrie said...

So pretty - love the purple!

laurie b said...

such an interesting technique with beautiful results!

Tracy Evans said...

Great results and love that text. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

CuddlyBunny said...

OK ... yours are some of the coolest I've seen! Interesting creation of depth and emotion with ink and stamps!

Good job!