Last page for our 2013 Technique Calendar!
I'm a bit sad that we're finished with it, it's been so much fun but all good things you know...
Let's get to the technique ~
This is a technique I came up with a while ago but again, it's one that I don't play with often enough. It's so very easy, incorporates common mediums and the results are spectacular!
1. Cover your glossy cardstock with an ample layer of hair spray...puddles are o.k. You want enough so your alcohol inks will stay liquid quite a while and can move freely over the paper.
2. Add several drops of each color(s) of Alcohol Ink. I like to stick to 1-3 colors so they don't get too muddy which can happen.
3. With your finger gently move the inks around the paper. You will notice that the inks will travel with various degrees of intensity for a nice color variation. You can cross the colors over each other but not too much...again, you don't want to make mud. If you notice that your colors aren't moving as freely as you would like you can spritz on more hairspray.
If you don't want to use your finger you can always tilt the paper too and fro to create an interesting pattern. Shoot, you can even do this after you mix it with your fingers.
Here is what my inks look like....
4. You will need to let the ink/hair spray mix dry completely. I usually speed up drying with my heat tool. If you do use the heat tool you want to keep it moving over the mix as it can heat up and start to bubble up.
Here is my December page...
So there you go...
a calendar full of nifty techniques
that can be incorporated into all of your projects!
Tomorrow I'll be posting a recap of all the techniques plus links in case you missed any.
I'd love to see how you've used these techniques. If you'd like to share a link to any of your creations, please feel free to post them for all to see!