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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Spritzes Alcohol Inks



Hi, Cornelia here today sharing a fun technique that I came up with - alcohol ink spritzing! It's easy and fun and I'll tell you all the tricks I learned.


My supplies:
  • glossy paper
  • stamps (I used Artful Flutters and Blossom Overture)
  • inks (both Memento and Staz-on work just fine)
  • alcohol inks
  • a syringe with a fine needle
  • Q-tip and rubbing alcohol (optional)
I stamped the butterflies on glossy paper.


Sucked up some alcohol ink into the syringe and squirted it back into the bottle. With the tiny bit of ink left in there, I squirted onto the paper.


Repeated it with various colors


Some more colors....



And lastly I added the sentiment and a few sequins, adhered a black strip of paper on the side, and rounded the bottom corners.


The tricks:
  • Start with the lightest color first!!!! Then you don't need to clean the syringe.
  • Would be great to have a different syringe for every color - I had only one at home.
  • Make sure you squirt all the ink back into the alcohol ink bottle before you spray onto your card - you get big blobs if there is too much ink left.

Now is that fun or what? Perhaps you'll give it a try!


Stamps Cornelia used in today's project:


 


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19 comments:

  1. What a fun and messy card! I LOVE messy cards ♥ Beautiful!!!

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  2. The results are just striking, and the technique sounds like fun.

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  3. This is so pretty and looks like it is fun to do. I have some of those alcohol inks sitting around and will have to give this a try!!

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  4. A vibrant, vivid card, Cornelia...and I'd much rather see a syringe used to jazz up a card that give me an injection *grin* Truly eye-catching...
    ~c

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  5. What a fun technique! I love the outcome - very pretty!

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  6. Striking card Cornelia, looks like a fun technique, Cathy x

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  7. Looks like a fun technique. Love those splashes of colour. I think I saw a syringe around here somewhere. Hugz

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  8. funny way !!!
    ich finde den effekt total klasse...
    mal sehen wo es bei und noch feine Spritzen gibt

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  9. Wow, what a lovely splash of colors, beautiful technique, love it!

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  10. Great technique of creating such an eye catching card. Love the random nature of this card. Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. Amazing results. Bold and beautiful. Something to try on my next project.

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  12. Love the fun colorful splatters and the pop of black.

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  13. Love the fun colorful splatters and the pop of black.

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  14. Such a colourful butterfly card Cornelia and the good old gloss card - haven't used that for ages, maybe have some in a drawer somewhere - very effective syringe work, thanks for showing us

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