Monday, January 21, 2013

OWH Sketch #156

Thanks to an OWH blogger, I discovered the Creative Jump Start which is full of creative ideas.  I started in the middle watching a video on alcohol inks and it inspired me to get out my glossy paper and play with my 6 inks (I don't have very many). 
I used a felt piece on my ink tool and blotted a few colors, then swished them around to make the purple & green papers.    The two papers that are splattered are from a Tim Holtz technique using canned air: 12 tags of 2012 - July. 
I enjoy the splatter technique so much that I've used up an entire can of compressed air!
When I saw this week's OWH sketch, I wanted to use my papers and make the rectangle look like a piece of art.  My first attempt:
I backed my purple inked card with purple and orange vellum.  Hmmm...not too sure if I like this one that much.  My second attempt:
That's better!  The stamp  sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I double layered the back of my splatter image with teal and yellow vellum.
I totally had an oops moment with this and ruined one splattered paper.  I thought I could heat emboss an image over the glossy paper and watched it bubble up when I pointed my heat gun at it.  Duhh...I know that glossy paper/heat tools don't mix! I'm inspired to buy more alcohol inks and canned air now. 
I'm proud to say that I did a bit of scrap wrangling and threw away papers that I hadn't used in six months.  Feels good to clean out a bit!


  1. Wow, so cool to use a totally different media. Real art! One of a kind.

  2. That is really cool! I love the second one. The colors really pop!

  3. Gorgeous cards Erika, and definitely one of a kind pieces of art. Love the wood grain look of the 1st one, and the feathery look of the 2nd. Perfect for this sketch. Thanks so much for playing!

  4. Really nice designs you created. Alcohol inks are so colorful and they really added to your card design.

  5. I have yet to try these...and yours are gorgeous...I will get there one day! Thanks for the inspiration!!!