Saturday, October 12, 2013

RE-Visiting Old Favorites

Every Once in a while, I come across a box of supplies that I haven't used lately. Old "Must Haves" that somehow got placed on the shelf when something new came along. This week, I happened upon my box of ink refills and inside were all of my alcohol inks and a brand new stack of glossy card stocks pre-cut to 4x6.. so I decided to pull them out and give it a whirl.

There was tapping, that is shown in the center where you just add a few drops here and there and tap onto the page, and there is the blending, (Shown on the left side) where you'd add the blending solution and it would mix the colors- and then there was the twist, (Right side) where you would twist the applicator in a half circle to mix every color up together.. looked messy to me and was never really my favorite way to go, but if you are planning on stamping over it, it really doesn't matter.. it will just add interest.

I found that picking the right colors really had a lot to do with what I was going to be happy with in the end.

As I learned more about color combining, i played around a bit more with various ways to make the colors blend and work together. My new favorite became the swipe. (Shown center top) where I would just run the applicator flat from one direction to the other over and over....
 Before long.. found myself playing again with an old "new Favorite".

I added in some stamp on inked ideas i had rolling around in this brain of mine and came up with some great cards.

 if you look really close at the bottom picture above, you will see one of those unexpected surprises.. kind of looks like an angel wing to me, only on the right side of the image. I am not gonna lie, it freaked me out a bit at first, but then i took it as a sign to keep pressing forward with what i was doing and the end results turned out great.

 And there you have it.. Happy Spot found again.
No matter what supplies you have laying around, there is always a new way to mix them with your new supplies and work up something magical. Thanks for checking me out today and I hope to see ya back here again. Thanks for visiting :)

1 comment:

  1. I always love to grab those older products or techniques and make them new again!

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