Monday, November 15, 2010

Crazy Tim Cards

Needed to step away from my art journal for a while.  I decided to check out Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge this week at Studio L3.  The technique is alcohol ink splatter, which is something very different than my typical style. Didn't have the special tool required for the technique but used a turkey baster!  Love alcohol inks, but prefer other techniques to use them, I think. I just don't think splatter and mess are for me. What about you?

16 comments:

laurie b said...

these are so colorful and bold! i have never tried this technique but i know inks can get messy even in the most conservative manner.

scrappyjacky said...

I like mess....but not so sure about splatter.Very ingenious of you to use the turkey baster!!
I love the stamping you've done on them....and it's always good to try something new....even if only to find out it isn't 'you'!!

Cheryl said...

sorry I am with Jacky I like mess too but don't know abbout the splatter. They do look inspiring lovely colours great idea with the turkey baster x

Lizzie said...

Very colourful, Rinda! Not sure I would dare try "splatter" here - there's too much to be damaged...
Have you ever tried the trick with runny paint or ink, where you drop some onto paper, then blow it with a drinking straw, to make patterns? It is fun, less messy than "splatter" techniques and creates some interesting results.
I like your quote about "Goofy stuff"!

Amy said...

Splatter and mess ... hmmm, not my style at all for personal crafting - however, I really like these Rinda, the turkey baster did a great job!

Melissa said...

I'm never very successful with the spattering of anything, but it is usually a lot of fun trying!

MarleneMAZ said...

I love your backgrounds! I had to use a straw to do mine and it definitely did not work as well as it should have.

CuddlyBunny said...

Your pieces are great! Awesome Ward Cleaver quote!

As for messy ... I adore techniques like this one that move this way and that ... you never know exactly where it's going!

Of course, actual messy ... filth messy ... ick.

Sian said...

That turkey baster worked out just fine! I do like a bit of splatter lol

You're up for Pass The Book this month :)

Karen said...

I used alcohol inks for the first time yesterday in a class. I wasn't thrilled with the results I got, but I wish I could have tried again because I think it could have been much better. My cuticles are still brown! I could use one of your classes.

Deb said...

I tend to stay away from messy unless I'm in a class somewhere and then I love it. I do love the way your cards turned out, Rinda! I really like the colors you used.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Very interesting looking patterns! I've never used that sort of ink before but I have used a turkey baster with paints.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cow, I'm smitten! Rinda, these are clever and beautiful and inspiring and flat-out wonderful! You alcohol ink splatter looks fabulous, and your stamping is funky and fun and, well, perfect. LOVE the sentiments. I would hang these in my studio and look at them every morning. Even if it's not your favorite technique, you certainly did rock it!

Sue West said...

Amazing splatter, and totally fabulous colours. The turkey baster seems to work really well.
Sue

Terry said...

I would have to say that this is for you! What I see in the use of color and style is amazing. And the fact that you used your turkey baster adds to your creativity! Love these!!

Netty said...

Terrific improvisation of the baster. Love your creations with this technique, Annette