Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Alcohol Inked Leaves




I love using my Alcohol Inks from Ranger but I can't seem to make the colors very "intense". I saw a great card a few weeks ago that was made this same way....but the colors on that card were so much more intense that this turned out.
See the leaves on the inked panel....they have just green ink on them (lettuce I think). They were embossed, then I covered the whole panel with multiple ink (being careful to not get any where the leaves were) and then went back in and inked the leaves, carefully using the bottle.
If anyone out there knows what I need to do to make my colors stronger, please leave me a comment. Maybe I should give ole Tim a call and see if I can a demo!!! Wouldn't that be cool!!


Supplies: Cardstock-Glorious Green, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up); Ink-Versamark, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Images-background leaves from Lovely as a Tree and Fantastic Foliage (both Stampin' Up), sentiment is from Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink); Other-metal tape (unknown), linen twine (Stampin' Up), floss (DCM), circle punch (Stampin' Up), Alcohol inks in Meadow, Cranberry, Butterscotch (Ranger).
Thanks for visiting,
Donelda

5 comments:

Marie Cramp said...

Hi,
I found you on PTI. I like your cards thay are lovely. I was curious when you posted you lived in Canada, I had no idea you would be so close!! I am in Calgary.

TTYL
Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Littlekel90 said...

I love the technique, Wiggy. I am sure your will keep at it, until you get the colors you are looking for. Good luck. In the meantime, I think these rich colors would make a terrific guy card.

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE YOUR NEW CARD. IAM A FELLOW ALCOHOL INK AA MEMBER...LOL TO MAKE THE COLOURS MORE INTENSE I USUALLY APPLY THE INKED CREATION ON WHITE CARDSTOCK.

catt871 said...

Love this card! You keep this up, and I'm going to HAVE to buy the alcohol inks et al!!!! ENABLER!!!!!

Seleise said...

this is amazing, Donelda! wow - the colors really are intense. TFS!