Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Splatter here, splatter there..

Yesterday Hels came to visit, and amongst doing other bits we had a little play with some of the new colours of alcohol inks. Now a while ago, my DH bought a compressor , which he said he NEEDED! At the time, I wasn't sure and wondered apart from using it as an automatic nail and staple gun, really was it useful? Well I found a use for it, when he was blowing out my computer after we had refurbed my studio, it suddenly occurred to me that it would be fabulous for the splatter technique using alcohol inks, and it worked a treat! I have done some step by step photos for you , which are more or less self explanatory. You can use one of those air cans for cleaning out the computer if you don't have access to a compressor!!! They work brilliantly , and in fact the compressor has a little too big a nozzle, but the effect is more or less the same.
Drop a couple or more drops of alcohol ink onto the glossy card, and immediately blow or spray the air can onto it. It spreads amazingly and dries almost immediately. We used several colours for the multi coloured one, and obviously different shades of blue for the other one. It is a messy but fun technique, and for best use , absolutely use a non stick craft mat underneath the card to catch the overspill.




We added some of the new Tim Holtz stamps to the backgrounds, and my samples are just simple cards. Check out what Hels has done too.. her's are much better than mine!
Happy Splattering!

18 comments:

Merry said...

Wonderful technique and beautiful cards.

Linda Elbourne said...

Looks like you two had great fun! I wonder if John has a compressor too!!!

Anesha said...

Wonderful effect and love the completed project. Anesha

Cheryl said...

great efect on these hun looks like you had great fun love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Lilacanglia said...

wow what a fantastic effect,
Hugs
Angie

Julie Ranae said...

Great creativity right before your eyes! Love it!

Shar said...

Okay, that looks like WAY too much fun! What a cool way to make a backgound!

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Wow, this is a fabulous and fun technique.
Clare x

Minxy said...

Like i said to Hels, these are just splat-tastic... such a cool effect.. i'm definatly gonna have to come gatecrash one of your crafty sessions one day :op

Sid said...

Jennie this techniques is fab and produces some really gorgeous effects.....bet it's really messy too !!

craftytrog said...

Love this technique! Your stamped pieces look great! x

lottie said...

Brilliant

joanne wardle said...

that is so cool, I bet you had a lot of fun doing it!

Ali Manning said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love this effect - I'm heading out to buy one of those cans of air. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

Amy said...

That is awesome!! I so wish I had alcohol inks!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Simple and effective. Great results.

Laura said...

I did something similar with blowing through a straw. Cheaper but does not disperse nearly as well so looks quite different. Love this look!

PatBowman said...

Thanks so much for sharing this technique and your adventure! Love it!