Friday, August 1, 2008

Some Alcohol Ink Links

ETA: Sorry gals n guys; these graphics have been removed to make into a stamp image. :O)

Another digital freebie and some alcohol ink links. :0)

This one is colourable, if you like. :0) If you use it, please link to this post; I'd love to see what you make.

Details: This is just drawn with pencil. I've scanned and flipped to create it's mirror image. I like printing it on gesso paper and embossing with clear embossing powder, but you could use any cardstock if you wanted to... acetate, vellum, designer paper... It gives a really fine line and looks kind of silvery with clear ep. Again, I'm not so sure of digital quality. Hope it's useful to you.

[Here are the nitty gritties, in case you need 'em: JPG files; 412 KB, Width: 2275 pixels, Height: 1797 pixels, Horizontal & Vertical resolution: 96 DPI, Bit depth: 24, Colour resolution: uncalibrated.]

Alcohol ink Links

I've been researchin' alcolhol ink schtuff...(one brand is Distress Inks by Adirondack.)

Tim Holtz demo videos:
SCS alcohol ink tutorial

Gesso distressing with alcohol inks

Drunken watercolour by Jody (adding alcohol to reinker to faux copic colour!)

More alcohol inks info

Scraptime alcohol ink demo video by Christine
Her video on distress ink background

4 ways to use alcohol inks by Jen

Painting with alcohol inks by Roni found thanks to Trish D

Hope your day is replete with crafty goodness! ;0)


Mada said...

Thank you for another beautiful freebie and for the very interesting links. I liked the video about distress ink backgrounds.

Hope your day is a fine one. :)

Annapurna said...

Ya know, I bought a few alcohol inks a while back, played with them but never mounted them on a card. Gonna checkout your links and see if I can do something better.

Deb Neerman said...

Hello, Mel-a-licious, happy Friday!

Thanks so much for another wonderful background!! You da bombette!

Have a great weekend, Chica!


Maria said...

OOh, I love alcohol inks! I have a bunch of them. I really love the pretty results and they are so easy to work with!!

Thanks for the pretty digi image. It's very pretty! I'll see what I can make with it.


Anonymous said...

Mel I love your blog, and these very artistic doodles you have done, thank you. I don't know how to download a digital freebie or on what type of paper etc. I think you should turn this background into a background stamp and sell it through one of the companies. :) ok google is goofing up...bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Cathrine StClair said...

Hi Mel! Great doodles - it would make a lovely background stamp.

Alcohol inks work great on tumbled tiles. Here is one I did quite a while ago and it still looks good.

Tonniece said...

Thanks for the freebie Miss Mel.
Interesting links too.

Happy Sunday