August 13, 2015
We have a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week. It’s a fairly simple sketch so there are lots and lots that you can do with it.
A couple of weeks ago, I made some Alcohol Ink background sheets to use in a class and a few people commented that they had not used that technique before – so I decided it was time we revisited the technique.
I used the technique on this weeks Challenge card.I am sure there are many many wonderful things you can do with this sketch. We love you to join our challenge and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink. While you are there, you can check out all the great Design Team projects too.
Below is a copy of the tutorial I did on the technique in 2010 for the Just Add Ink first ever Blog Hop (13 May 2010).
The Technique I am showing you today is the Ink & Alcohol Technique
Using Re-inkers, Isocol Alcohol, Glossy White Card and a Cotton Ball you can create funky and unique Backgrounds.
Step One – Squeeze some Isocol Alcohol (which you can buy from your Supermarket or Pharmacy) onto a Cotton Ball. Add some dots of Ink from your reinker onto the cotton ball. You can use several colours.
Step Two – Dab the ink onto Glossy White Card. It dries quickly – and you can go over the same area a couple of times if you wish.
This creates fabulous multi-coloured backgrounds which you can use on your projects.
Another option is to Stamp an image with Versamark and emboss it before covering with Alcohol Ink.
Once your Alcohol Ink has dried – polish off any excess ink with a Tissue. This really makes the image stand out.
December 28, 2012
Way back in July I made a Card and some Luminaries for the Just Add Winter Challenge (JAI # 125). I had several people ask me about how I made them so I have put together this tutorial for you.
They are quick and easy to make, are great for decorating tables, mantles and also make cute little personalized gifts.
The steps I used to make these luminaries and my dimensions are as follows……
I started with 1 piece of Night of Navy card stock that makes the base of the luminary and a piece of Vellum that makes the sides.
My dimensions are as follows:
1 – 3“ x 3” . I scored this at ½” on each side.
1 – 4” x 8.5” – score this at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8”’s
Cut slits into each side of the Night of Navy card stock and crease to make your box shape. Using sticky strip put the box together..
Stamp your Vellum. I have used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set with Night of Navy Ink. But they can be stamped to suit the occasion you are making them for.
Fold and crease your vellum along the score lines – so it makes the outside box shape. Run some sticky strip down the ½” section – this goes on what will be the outside of the luminary (but don’t stick it together yet).
Run a strip of sticky strip around the outside edge of the luminary base.
Starting with the ½” section of the vellum, stick the vellum around the base.
Remove the sticky strip from the side of the vellum and stick the vellum wall together.
Your luminary is now complete and you can decorate it with ribbon (which also hides your sticky strip at the bottom and add a small embellishment if you wish.
I use the battery operated tea lights in mine – which are very safe.
To see others that my Card Class Ladies and I have made follow this link.