happy summertime – i must say i was inspired by the upcoming 4th of july celebrations for this month’s tag, but as you check out this tutorial keep in mind this technique can definitely be applied to other themes. since i love to use alcohol inks for a variety of techniques, you’ll soon see why this particular one is a definite favorite. get ready to get inky…
supplies: craft sheet, alcohol inks/watermelon/sail boat blue, metallic mixatives/silver, blending solution, jet black archival ink, alcohol ink cardstock or gloss cardstock, heat tool, distress stains/barn door/faded jeans/picket fence, #8 kraft tag, collage glue stick, paint dabber/snow cap; word bands, mini numerals, wire pins, muse tokens, crinkle ribbon, jump rings, adornments, tiny attacher, sanding grip; kraft core cardstock; paper distresser; string; canned air
before we start on the tag, check out this video tutorial i did a while back showing this fun technique using alcohol inks with canned air, one of those blasts from the past…literally.
step 3: immediately blast the ink with canned air making sure nozzle is fairly close to the center of the dot of ink so the ink move out all around creating a splatter. *note: it’s better to give quick short “blasts” of air as alcohol inks dry quickly.
step 5: to create a splatter of metallic, apply 2-3 drops of blending solution to the surface first and then add one drop of mixative to the center. then blast with air to create a semi-translucent metallic splatter. *note: you can also add another color splatter over the metallic one to create a colorful effect.
you’ll see for yourself how fun this is to do and even more fun to figure out other clever uses for the splatter effect – i can’t wait to see what you come up with. here’s to an inky day for you to simply play and laugh out loud (it’s hard not to when you’re trying this). remember to have fun and try new things, after all…that’s what this tag series is all about…t!m
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