supplies: (ranger) craft sheet, adirondack alcohol inks/denim/sailboat blue/pool, archival ink/jet black, glossy accents, stickles/silver, ink applicator tool, distress ink/faded jeans, ink blending tool; (idea-ology) facets, swivel clasp, jump rings, baubles, trimmings, mini pins, mini clips, adage tickets, seasonal paper stash; (stampers anonymous) mini holidays stamp set, mini holidays 2 stamp set; (tonic) scissors; (misc) bling on a roll, pearls on a roll
(step 1): we're working with facets and the cool thing about these is they are flat on one side and faceted on the other so we have lots of options to be creative with – they also come with small jump rings so they're ready to be attached.
(step 3): apply random colors of adirondack alcohol ink to felt by squeezing the ink into the felt.
(step 4): working on the FLAT side of the facet, tap inked tool over facet to colorize.
*here i wanted to show you the variation in color intensity you can achieve by stopping at one layer of ink vs. adding additional layers. *for more info on using alcohol inks click here.
(step 7): press facet flat side down on to the stamp creating an INK to INK contact (alcohol ink to archival ink) and lift off.
(step 8): what we're going to do instead is immediately blot the archival ink off (while it's wet) with a soft dry cloth. blotting is going to lift the wet archival directly off of the facet. DO NOT wipe for this step, just blot off as much ink as you can. *it's important to work quickly becasue if the archival ink dries it will be permanent.
*that's right – the jet black archival ink removed the alcohol ink leaving the image completely clear! now if this step didn't work out quite right, don't worry you can simply go back and reink the facet covering everything up and try it again…another thing to keep in mind is that the image is now reverse so you shouldn't really do this technique with words…
(step 11): place the facet on to white cardstock and hold in place to dry.
(step 12): cut around the outside of the facet with a sharp pair of non-stick scissors.
*there you have it – an alcohol ink resist facet….cool technique isn't it?
(step 14): i wanted a festive background so i placed a tag over a piece of seasonal paper and traced around it.
(step 23): select an adage ticket.
*in the details: i love the way the inked facet pops off of this tag. this could also make a cool ornament, wearable piece of jewelry or accent on a holiday journal.
so now…more ideas (sorry i simply couldn't help myself again). sometimes i like to use a stamped image behind a facet instead of stamping on them, but i wanted to create a subtle tint around the image and still add a little sparkle – here's how i did it…
(sparkly snowman) stamp the mini snowman on to a piece of white cardstock with archival ink and let dry.
(sparkly snowman) apply silver stickles around the clear center on the back of the facet. *distress stickles don't work real well for this effect.
(sparkly snowman) apply glossy accents across the entire back of the facet.
(sparkly snowman) cut around excess paper with non-stick scissors and marvel at your sparkly creation!
okay so i also wanted to show you a very simple way to create a custom facet just from using your favorite papers.
(custom facet) select the paper you would like to use – i'm using my seasonal paper stash. *i love this paper stash becasue it has all of the seasons in one stash: vintage valentines, easter, spring, 4th of july, halloween, thanksgiving, and christmas!
(custom facet) apply glossy accents to the flat side of the facet and spread around the whole surface the tip of the bottle.
(custom facet) trim excess paper with non-stick scissors.