Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Time for transparencies!

Hi everyone, today I have a tutorial on using alcohol inks, Viva Las VegaStamps!  and transparencies!  Viva Las VegaStamps! DT is having 2 weeks of ATC fun so make sure you keep stopping by their blog to see everyone's ATC's!

What I love about alcohol inks and transparencies is how you can see through the various layers and have fun layering things up.  Here is what you will need:

Black Staz on Ink
various patterned papers
permanent markers

The first thing I did was cut a piece from the transparancy in the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size, which is the standard size of an ATC.  For this piece I decided to use the fabulous SeaHorses facing stamp

and gathered the colors of alcohol inks that I wanted to use

and then I dropped drops of the inks onto the transparancy, making sure to use the rough side as it works better than the smooth side, especially when it comes to stamping.

You can keep adding as much alcohol ink as you like until you are satisfied with it how it looks.

You will have to let the inks air dry as drying them with a heat source will cause them to warp.  Once they are totally dry you can ink up your stamp with the staz on ink and then stamp the image onto the transparency.

Now you can have fun finding some patterned paper that you want to place your stamped image on top of.  I used these:

 and then I found out that you can use permanent markers for coloring in portions of the stamped image! I also used some gold leafing as well.

After this I added some little pom pom trim as well as a sticker and some netting and this is my finished ATC

 For my next ATC is used the pretty Sunflowers stamp

and wanted to use alcohol inks that would have the colors of a pretty green meadow so I used alot of greens as well as some blue and yellow towards the top.  I also use some Sakura gelly pens to color in my sunflowers and loved this effect!!

I then added a piece of Hambly transparency and used some alpha stickers to spell "flowers" and this is the finished ATC:

I hope you enjoyed seeing how to use alcohol inks and transparencies and make sure you pop back on March 25th as I will have two more to share using alcohol inks and transparencies!  Until next time,

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