Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Grungy Monday 13 - Alcohol inks

Hi there
Back again!
Over at Studio L3 it's Time to re-visit Alcohol inks with Tim. Check the video from Tim HERE and check out Linda's blog HERE for all the Grungy Monday details.

I pretty much followed the technique on the video to do my tag......
I used Juniper, Sandal, Purple Twilight and caramel ink and gold mixative to do the background onto gloss card. I overstamped with the harlequin stamp from the mini muse stamp set in dusty concord distress ink.
I cut two strips of copper finish sheet (Mine is actually plastic!), embossed one and used the same inks to colour.
Stamped the umbrella man in black on the copper and cut out, added the sentiment and a bit of chain and tag to finish.

Be blessed in your creative journey today.

17 comments:

Angela Weimer said...

Wonderful Neil. The background is fab with that Harlequin design. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Bella said...

beautiful colours. I love this technique and you got it down to a fine art!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, love the colours you've got. Great tag, love it, Gay xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Yummy colors, and I love the different textures of the added copper.

Lori said...

Love it Neil! Those colors are great, and all the other elements are perfect!

minnie_mac said...

Great blend of colours. Love the effect of the harlequin stamping.

Marilyn

Wanda said...

I check out your blog most days but this is the first time I have left a comment! Rude of me, I know. Anyway, love this technique. I think I will ne trying ot soon. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.
Wanda xx

Aj* said...

Hi Neil

Lend me your memory for a bit..

Im making up a grunge paper replica of an old leather bound ships log and trying to hunt down some old boaty/naval themed stamps, can you recall seeing any anywhere recently ? Mr Holtz has really let me down on this theme haha


Aj.

Linda Ledbetter @ Studio L3 said...

Neil, this tag is completely wonderful! I love the dream-like quality you created with the alcohol inks-- GREAT color choices, and the little dimensional Umbrella Man is awesome. I love that copper-- it adds such richness. Great job!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Neil - I love the colours you have used.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sue West said...

Great tag, love the colour combination.
Sue :)

Plume said...

You did such a good job at blending your inks in the background. ANd your choice of colors rocks!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful tag, love the umbrella man.

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Hi Neil - Your background looks just fabulous!

Alison said...

Great tag Neil! Love brolly man stamped on the copper!

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous tag! love the umbrella man:)

sasa said...

Love the metal strips and dimension. Great background and Mr. Umbrella looks just wonderful...
Sarah