Sunday, 14 August 2011

Ink

Just having a play this week-end after all the running around this week unwinding before starting all the sorting and clearing and taking the IMPs out in the car to see how they cope!

Become quite a fan of Less is More, it is usually not my style but fun to play around with!   This week they are stepping out of Mandi's comfort zone, or so she thought.   It is one layer week and the challenge is to use ink.

There are all sorts of inks available to play with and various techniques to mess around with.   For this card the image was stamped in Memento and then Windsor and Newton drawing inks dry brushed over.   First the brush is loaded with ink and then swiped off on a piece of scrap paper until almost dry, then it is dragged over the image.   While quite liking this think eventually it will be cut out with a Nestie and layered onto a plain white card.



Not entirely happy with the first one thought I'd use alcohol inks. This time the inks were dripped onto the blank card, which was open so that the colour did not mark the back.   Each colour was allowed to dry before the next was added, the wet ink of the next colour bleeds into the previous one but more as an overlay than a mix of colour.

Very little ink has been used colouring just a small section of card.   The image has been stamped in black Archival ink over the  colour and white card.

All good clean messy fun and no cleaning up after!

26 comments:

  1. i love the different ways you used ink... very creative! both cards are so cool...

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  2. There are interesting effects Zoe, I think that both would look great if the post box was coloured its vivid red.
    Silhouette stamps work really well over inked backgrounds too.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  3. 2 great cards hun,loveing the colors still thinking about mine,hugs cherylxx

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  4. This challenge is great fun isn't it? Love what you did with the inks.

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  5. WOW - great results too

    KAthyk

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  6. Very interesting, but somehow Mandy's idea is not my cup of tea. Well done for trying! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Two interesting techniques but I think if I had to choose it would be the second one.

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  8. great results,love the second one the most.

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  9. Like the inking in the second one Zoe. I'd never have thought to let one ink dry first though, so thanks for that tip! xx

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  10. These are great Zoe I love the way you have done the second one but they are both great

    Hugs Jackie x

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  11. Super cards, I like the first one best of all. Yvonne x

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  12. Great cards Zoe! I think I like the second one best - love orange & red together. Maria x

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  13. Interesting what splodges of ink can make eh!
    Maybe the image needed to have a bit of depth, bit of dark shading on the surrounding area maybe, but, super job
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  14. Zoe where did you learn to do all of this ??? You never seem to do the same thing twice your brain must be huge !!!! Great cards both of them but I like the first one most gives great texture.

    Marie

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  15. I'm a fan of dry brushing and tend to daub it on but your two different techniques are ones that I will be trying cos those cards are great !x

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  16. Great results with both cards! The second more vibrant one is my favourite!

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  17. Excellent Zoe! Really, these are just wonderful!

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  18. I see that you've put your new stamp to good use already - don't forget to pack it - lol xxx

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  19. Didn't think to use my alcohol inks that way~ What a cool idea! Great cards!

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  20. Thanks for the ideas Zoe, so many different techniques to try out. I like the dry brush one in particular. x

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  21. Two fabulous cards Zoe - I love the second one.
    xxx Hazel.

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  22. Both great, love them. Hazel x

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  23. Love both of these,especially the first one.

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  24. Fantastic effect with the inks - very dramatic and modern looking. Great job. Gill x

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