Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playing with Alcohol Inks

Hello everyone, Happy Tuesday.   It's freezing rain here this morning, so we are stuck inside as the roads can be very slippery.

I recently had a play with alcohol inks, I love the textured shapes the blending fluid creates.  I don't use these inks much for some reason, but they are fun.  Below are a couple of cards using alcohol ink backgrounds, with no stamping.



On the card above, I simply doodled some flowers where I dripped alcohol blending solution.


The background above was cut into four and attached in a lay-out that I've seen on other blogs.  I thought it needed something in the center so I added the die cut leaf and bling.   I gave this card to my Dad for his 89th birthday, I thought it would work as a 'man card' :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

25 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Wow this is wonderful. Love the colours. Glad to hear Archie is doing well.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just wonderful! I wonder that you use stamps anymore ..lol.. I am just in love with your beautiful Shirley-design flowers!
AMAZING!
oxo Susi

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love these gorgeous cards Shirley especially your doodled flowers.

Sue xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work Shirley, and the colours make me long for spring! Have fun at home, hugs, Valerie

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Shirley and the alcohol inks dispersed with the blending solution give a wonderful effect and I love the colours and the second with the maple leaf is a great card for your Dad. Hope Archie is doing OK. x

chrissie said...

Amazing cards Shirley and great use of the inks. I have to wear rubber gloves when I use them because I make such a mess

Love Chrissie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Two fabulous cards, I love the colours and your doodling, brilliantly designed too, Kate x

Cathy said...

Two fantastic cards Shirley, your doodled flowers are amazing! Cathy x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely cards Shirley I love to play with the alcohol inks. Have you tried them on YUPO paper, amazing results...xx [Bless your dad for his 89th, my dad, who passed away a year ago would have been 103 in a couple of days, miss him] {aNNie}

Greta said...

Happy Birthday to you dad--bet he loved this artistic card! Your doodled flowers are amazing, Shirley! Some day maybe I'll figure out how to use my alcohol inks.

Miranda said...

Hi there dear Shirley, love to see your creations and it inspires me to pull out my alcohol inks! Beautiful work, xx Miranda
ps. congrats with your dad, such an amazing age!

Barbara said...

I love both of these, Shirley......really like using my alcohol inks, but when I start, I can't stop! ;-)Your doodled flowers are fab x

Sophie said...

Zwei wunderschöne Karten und tolle Ideen, Shirley.

LG von Sophie

Gerrina said...

Those are so beautiful; have to get them out also... Love the 4 square-card gives it something special! Hugs, Gerrina

Beth Norman said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. I love your cards. The way you drew your flowers is amazing. Clearly you are talented in the drawing department. Have you drawn before? In highschool I was a great drawer, but gave it up.

Diane said...

Two really lovely alcohol ink designs Shirley.

Hugs Diane

Little Artbee said...

Both cards are wonderful and have the colors I like much. My favourite is the flowercard, the doodled flowers look so nice. You should play much more with these inks.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Enny said...

Your cards are beautiful Shirley, especially the flowercard ! I also love alcohol inks, but don't use them often. Be careful with the icy roads, it's also freezing here, but dry and sunny. Love, Enny

Donna Ellis said...

Happiness is... VIBRANT COLORS... and those can always be found on your blog, Miss Shirley. And despite the disappearance of the sun in your area, one can always find brightness and sunshiny gardens on your blog! I love that you doodled around the alcohol inks to make those incredible flowers. What type of a pen did you use? Does it matter if the pen/marker is also alcohol based? I want to make some of these. Did you have to leave the alcohol ink dry for a while before doodling on it? You ALWAYS inspire my soul, Shirley, with your integration of Nature a la Shirley! love, de

aussie aNNie said...

Shirley, I think I purchased July Fairy when you had it on your blog, as it was a long time ago, your inspiration got me there and purchased three more stamps today so am waiting for their arrival I guess in around 3 weeks...xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I used a black pigment pen to doodle and probably a white Gelly roll pen for the white highlights. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so yes it would have been dry before I doodled :) xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

two beautiful cards, I love these bright colours of your inks and what you did with it, I love the flowers but the abstract one with the black clover is olso very beautiful!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Win Dinn said...

What great cards these are, Shirley. I, too, love alcohol inks, and use them less than I might...thanks for the reminder. Hugs from the other side of Canada.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Your cards are amazing, I love especiallay the first card with the doodled flowers, they is so beautiful!!
Have a sunny weekend, here it is so cold, but the sun shines.
Big hugs Anja

Team Clark said...

I just love how you outlined the flowers - super cool! I never have played with these much, but this definitely makes me want to. Big hugs, Autumn