Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time for transparencies!

Hi everyone, Glenda here with a tutorial on using alcohol inks, stamps and transparencies!  What I love about doing this is how you can see through the various layers and have fun layering things up.  Here is what you will need:

Stamps
Black Staz on Ink
Transparency
various patterned papers
ribbon
sticker
permanent markers
netting

The first thing I did was cut a piece from the transparancy in the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size, which is the standard size of an ATC.  For this piece I decided to use the fabulous SeaHorses facing stamp
and gathered the colors of alcohol inks that I wanted to use
and then I dropped drops of the inks onto the transparancy, making sure to use the rough side as it works better than the smooth side, especially when it comes to stamping.
You can keep adding as much alcohol ink as you like until you are satisfied with it how it looks.
You will have to let the inks air dry as drying them with a heat source will cause them to warp.  Once they are totally dry you can ink up your stamp with the staz on ink and then stamp the image onto the transparency.
Now you can have fun finding some patterned paper that you want to place your stamped image on top of.  I used these:
 and then I found out that you can use permanent markers for coloring in portions of the stamped image! I also used some gold leafing as well.
After this I added some little pom pom trim as well as a sticker and some netting and this is my finished ATC

 For my next ATC is used the pretty Sunflowers stamp
and wanted to use alcohol inks that would have the colors of a pretty green meadow so I used alot of greens as well as some blue and yellow towards the top.  I also use some Sakura gelly pens to color in my sunflowers and loved this effect!!

I then added a piece of Hambly transparency and used some alpha stickers to spell "flowers" and this is the finished ATC:
I hope you enjoyed seeing how to use alcohol inks and transparencies and make sure you pop back on March 25th as I will have two more to share using alcohol inks and transparencies!  Until next time,

Glenda

21 comments:

Gerrina said...

Love the way it shines trough so subtile and the sunflowerstamp is one of my favs lately...

Dorothy said...

Very cool!!!

mamablitger said...

Gorgeous work. Love the finished result you achieved using markers and patterned paper behind the stamped overlay. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs from Spain

Sandra Strait said...

Beautiful!

dharmabum1966 said...

Glenda, these are fabulous! I need to try this.

Gloria Westerman said...

This is so cool...I know I will be trying this for sure...I love...love...this look,...thank you so much for sharing...awesome job...

by belle said...

Beautiful colors!!!

sjmcurt said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Esther Glas said...

Love the idea with the extra paper behind the alcohol ink, great !

Squiddy said...

Acetate does wonderful things to alcohol inks.

Robin Martinez said...

Who doesn't love sea horses? Beautiful card with great techniques.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

really fun and intriguing ideas - can't wait to play - you're inspiring! brava!

Deb Moon said...

Pretty colors and nice layering.

Tanya said...

Wow, those turned out great!!

NWFlamingo said...

Using transparencies with alcohol ink is one of my favorite things. The two together combine for some spectacular effects.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your background techniques... the ATCs turned out great! The sunflowers stamp is gorgeous!

Chark said...

I absolutely love using transparencies with alcohol inks, but I've never backed them with patterns before. Love the stamps you chose.

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Большое спасибо, за учебник! Очень понравились ромашки!

diana fernandez said...

Oh so wonderful! What an awesome idea!

BonnieLass said...

Thank you for sharing your work and techniques. Beautiful work!