Thursday, December 18, 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 10

It's Day 10 of my Twelve Days of Christmas event but I was unable to book the "10 Lords a' Leaping" (it seems they are heavily booked at this time of the year!) so I hope you'll enjoy what I did with Tim Holtz' alcohol ink smooshing technique instead.

This technique is so easy and is really fun to do. You begin by drawing squiggles of your chosen alcohol ink colours on a non-stick craft sheet, sprinkle a little Blending Solution around, lay down a piece of gloss cardstock on top and then turn it 90 degrees. Lift and admire the beautiful and totally unpredictable patterns (no two will ever be the same!). Add some more blending solution and place another sheet of cardstock on the craft sheet and you'll have a second, lighter version of the first background - great way to coordinate your cardstock! I used Red Pepper, Pitch Black and Gold Mixative.

The Cuttlebug makes another appearance today - I just don't know how I ever managed without this nifty little machine before one found a home at my place! I've run a piece of gold gloss card through it with the Textile Texture embossing folder to frame the smooshed background.

And just to prove what I said yesterday about how I usually use gold webbing spray on black gloss, I thought I'd include a layer of that as well!

The label at the bottom is from Collections (as is the word vintage) but I didn't like the black label on the black background so I painted it with Lumiere Sunset Gold and added a piece of acetate behind it so that the word would pop out from the label.

And there you have it - Card number 10 with Magenta's My Christmas Tree / Mon Arbre. Tune in tomorrow to see what else I can come up with.....

Would you like to comment?

  1. I should have mentioned, the ten lords are a'leapin at my place.

    Love the gold cuttlebug work - it always looks so satisfying. Alchohol smooshing sounds too hard for me. Though I might open a bottle of wine...

  2. Very elegant Mylene. Really like the gold gloss through the cuttlebug and agree with you, nifty machine!

    Don't drink the whole bottle Pauline!!


  3. Who would have thought something called smooshing could look so elegant. Super work Mylene, and may God bless Tim Holtz.

  4. They just keep getting better! Makes me want to get into my craft room and play.

  5. Now this is a stunner! I rather liked Day 9, but these colours really grab me. Might just have to steal, erm, adapt your ideas! I keep forgetting to use my Cuttlebug & webbing spray, so now you've waved this in front of me, I'll have to get them out.....ah, maybe after Christmas. I'm still putting away remnants from other projects......

  6. I told you that day 9 was my favourite but I have now changed my mind. I like this card even better


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