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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Alcohol Inks Grid

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle Technique Tuesday! I hope you are enjoying your day.  First of all I want to introduce to you the new digital stamps by Michelle Perke. On this card I used Woofie. Isn't he cute?  What is great about the digitals is that you can make them the size you want. On this card I used a large and small Woofie.

Supplies needed:

  1. 3-4 colors of alcohol inks, you can also use dye reinkers
  2. glossy cardstock
  3. sponge
I used 4 colors of alcohol inks -- yellow, blue, red and orange

Take your sponge and squeeze a small line of ink on it, making a line of ink of each color side by side on the sponge.

Now take the sponge and swipe it down the cardstock several times. It is funny how mistakes can be good sometimes. I was supposed to use the glossy side of the glossy cardstock, but I was in a hurry and used the matte side of the cardstock! It turned out great and I like it better. Using the glossy side made the ink pool on the edges of the cardstock. I also tried just regular cardstock and the ink soaked in too much and would not streak.

Turn the cardstock around, add more ink in lines on the sponge and streak down several times again. Now you have a grid.

I then printed the Woofie digital stamp onto the grid cardstock and cut him out!  This is easy and fun. I hope you will give this technique a try. Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Woofie
  2. Dogs Leave Paw Prints
  3. Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft


Brenda said...

What a sweet card! The little one looks like my two bichons!!! LOVE the plaid :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Totally out of the box April! Just love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

awww... How sweet is this!

Little K Smith said...

Aawww love this card April! What a sweet doggie image and love the technique with the alcohol inks! He looks so groovy! :)

Sue said...

Hi April, such a cute card, love the "plaid" puppy!


namabear said...
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namabear said...

Luv the plaid puppy he is too cute. I am going to try the technique I like learning new techniques thanks for the idea

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is darling!! I love the way you made the pups look so different using your techniques. It's hard to believe they are the same image!

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