gilded kraft glassine…

well bloggers it's almost monday and thanksgiving is just days away.  so i thought what better way to enjoy the fall season than to bring a little indoors the crafty way.  so i wanted to share this cool technique using alcohol inks and metallic mixatives on kraft glassine (since after all, glassine is a slick surface right?).  my friend wendy did a cool technique using snowcap mixatives on glassine a while back on her blog, but this one has a completely different effect on the kraft glassine.  one of the great things about kraft glassine is it's ability to maintain it's shape when you crumple it up so you can create dimensional elements.  this would be a great technique to create leaves for garland, table decor, and a variety of other ways to adorn your home – just in time don't you think?…enjoy…t!m

*don't forget these other kraft glassine ideas i posted on the blog too…

supplies: kraft glassine, adirondack alcohol inks/terra cotta/lettuce, metallic mixative/gold, blending solution, ink applicator tool, distress ink/walnut stain, tattered leaves die cut

start off with a sheet of kraft glassine.  this unique surface is perfect for working with alcohol inks to create this amazing effect…

step 1: apply a piece of felt to ink applicator tool.  shake metallic mixative and apply several drops on to felt.

step 2: apply several drops of a color of adirondack alcohol ink to ink tool  around mixative.

step 3: apply a squeeze of blending solution over ink and mixative on tool.

step 4: stamp inked tool repeatedly over kraft glassine until covered with color.  you can reapply any necessary inks or colors until the desired look is achieved.

step 5: the coolest part is this inked glassine dries almost immediately so there is no need for a heat tool.  check out the color variations i got – one has terra cotta w/gold, and the other lettuce w/gold.

step 6: crumple kraft glassine in your hand breaking through the coating of the paper and creating a great texture effect. 

step 7: see how wrinkling the glassine brings the accent alcohol ink color to the surface?

step 8: next rub the walnut stain distress pad directly over the raised areas to add some shadow – don't overink.

step 9: die cut about 5-6 layers of wrinkled glassine using tattered leaves die.

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