Sunday, April 28, 2013

Alcohol induced mirrors.. with a mini technique

Dear Blog, I am so sorry!  3 weeks! 3 whole weeks since I have blogged! Now I could say I have been busy making hay, or sitting on a sun soaked beach on my desert island...but somehow I am not sure you would believe me..lol  Where have I been, I have no idea?!! Well I do, but then it is mostly boring work related stuff, and not much fun at all :(  Yesterday I took a class at the shop, and we made an alcohol inked mirror, and it was gentle, and laid back. Thank you girls for putting up with me!

While creating , we did a technique which involves putting plops ( did you like that word?!) of alcohol ink on glossy card, and then blasting it with an air duster can! Great fun and great results. Now I have always poured the alcohol ink onto the card, and then blasted it with air. That works fine, but as Liz discovered yesterday why not blast the top of the bottle with air over the paper! wow! that created much better results and cleaned the bottle top too! You do have to angle it and don't squeeze the bottle or you will end up with it everywhere. Perfect results! What a blast!

Splatter technique


Splatter Technique 2


We all made mirrors and I made mine with stamps from the A4 Faces no #2 die sheet, using different techniques involving embossing folders, clear plastic, glossy card, and sticky back metal. For the first time in ages, I even managed to finish it!


 

 
 
Here are a few details from the frame....

 



 

If you fancy taking a workshop with me, and to delve into the wonderful world of discovering techniques and inks and paints and complete creativity, then we have new workshops here.  I hope you like my mirror and I promise faithfully to be back sooner than 3 weeks!
Have a creative day!
Hugs

10 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

I love your mirror, it looks terrific & a cool technique too.

Von said...

Fabulous !!!
Von ♥

Jacqueline said...

WOW!! I like that!! Must give that a try! Thanks forsharing.

Jackie xx

butterfly said...

Very cool technique, and your mirror looks fabulous - those women are beautiful!
Alison x

Rosemary said...

It was great finding something new like that and I am hoping to try it again with Chris's airbrush.

whyducks said...

Beautiful!

veronica said...

love it

Claireliz said...

These look fab Jennie!
C xx

Sandra said...

love,love everything x

Lynn Hardy said...

Your mirror is lovely and the spattering technique looks like a lot of fun!