Alcohol Ink & Trees

I have another alcohol ink sky to show you today paired with a very sparkly tree. I don’t own the tree die or the sparkly silver paper but this tree was a leftover from a class I attended and it looks so pretty against the blue sky. It is hard to capture on camera but there are lines and dots of silver foil on the alcohol ink background.

When playing with alcohol inks on yupo or craft plastic you sometimes end up with areas of thick sticky ink. You can dilute and move it with isopropyl alcohol or you can press foil on it while it is still a bit tacky. Once again I cut a snowy hill by hand and added a Penny Black sentiment.

On this second card the tree is the coloured instead of the sky. I cut the tree from white craft plastic and added alcohol inks (both original and pearl formula) to another piece of craft plastic so I could then press the tree onto the alcohol inks to make a pattern and pick up the ink.

I attached the tree to an embossed background and added a Taylored Expressions sentiment. There are a few more alcohol ink Christmas cards still coming. I am happy to have inspired a few of you to look at your stash of panels to see what you might be able to turn into backgrounds and skies.

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9 Comments on “Alcohol Ink & Trees”

  1. Tish Rowe says:

    Love that you have given us 3 beautiful cards that cab be completed at 1 sitting. Thanks for the motivation.
    My project is to first get my work space cleaned from Christnas before I can even find materials for the new projects.
    Cam I get award for messiness room?
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Heather says:

      I know the how it feels to be faced with a messy room and it happens so fast!

      • Tish Rowe says:

        Sorry computer changed messiest to messiness. Either way, my husband screams whenever he looks at my space. Fortunately, it is in our lower level and out of way. Funny that you understand since you produce such lovely work that yoy can’t possibly have a messy room!

  2. Karen Jackson says:

    Another great card from your pile of possibilities. Beautiful.

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    More great cards from your pile of possibilities. Beautiful.

  4. PaperMorePaper says:

    The simplicity of these beautiful pieces is fabulous in and of itself. Thank you for sharing your artist’s eyes.

  5. nancystiz says:

    The first card has the most dramatic sky I’ve seen. That one caught my eye with the deep rich blues. I love the idea of using alcohol ink on the die cut for the variation in color. Two fabulous cards and lots of inspiration in these!

  6. Gorgeous cards Heather!

  7. Pat says:

    Another fantastic scene using this beautiful colours of alcohol inks, and the silver glitter tree is so pretty, and then the embossed snowflake background looks terrific with the die cut green tree using more wonderful green AI’s. x

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