Good morning and welcome to another Over The Moon Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was beautiful, although we need some rain very badly. I had my windows open and enjoyed the great breeze that swept through my house.
Are you ready for this weeks challenge? Then let's get started.
I was dreaming about alcohol inks Saturday morning and when I woke up I went to my studio to try out my theory. It didn't exactly turn out like in my dream, but I still like the results. I dreamed that I took masking tape and taped off sections of glossy cardstock that had been covered with a light color alcohol ink, then I recolored the glossy with a darker alcohol ink. For the masking tape I used, I just tore little strips and put them on the glossy cardstock so it would resist the second layer of alcohol ink.
I used masking tape that was only slightly tacky (I stick it to my clothes several times to remove some of the sticky), so the alcohol ink bled under the tape. I kind of like the effect though. I think the first section above looks like a watermelon, don't you? And the third section makes great woodgrain.
I used this piece to draw "board" lines on the piece, then stamped and colored an oak leaf and acorn It makes me think of a porch floor on an old house. You could make the boards any color, so you could also represent barns and houses, depending on the colors you use. I have made "wood" backgrounds with other techniques, but this one was quick, easy, and looks good. I just used a brown permanent marker to draw the lines. I used a very fine point marker to draw the "nails". I think it turned out very well.
For this piece I really didn't like the colors I chose to use, but I hate to throw something away until I've tried to redeem it, so I randomly applied a darker blue alcohol ink. I think the marbled effect looks good. I colored the pear a really bright green so it would stand out against the dark background. I need to lighten up the leaves, but otherwise, I think I can use it as a focal point on a card.
When you try this technique, please post a link so we can all enjoy your creations. I enjoy seeing how you interpret the technique, and I get such inspiration, so be sure to share with us.
Hope you have a wonderful week, and you get to try my "experiment".