Monday, February 23, 2009
Making a SPLASH but don't get wet!! Friendly Plastic and Alcohol inks
Jana Ewy calls this her Splash Technique. I love the effects that you can achieve with a little bit of imagination, alcohol inks and Friendly Plastic strips.
Here is another inspiring little tidbit... my SPLASH technique created with alcohol inks on Mother of Pearl/White, Friendly Plastic.
I have just finished an article for Somerset Studios Magazine highlighting this technique as an application for greeting cards and as a framed art piece. I thought I would share a little of the process with you.
I have used a combination of Jacquard, Pinata inks and Ranger, Adirondack inks, they seem to work beautifully together. I really have no preference, it is all about the colors. I start with a wash of the blender fluid (Ranger) over the plastic, then drop on my back ground colors.
Next, with a paint brush, that I have dipped into plain rubbing alcohol, I touch the plastic where I want to create white circles resembling puddles. Now within these circles you can add coordinating colors, either with a paint brush or directly from the bottle.
The finish comes with a splash of tinted rubbing alcohol, in an accent color. With a SPLASH... comes another addicting technique.
Stock up on your Mother of Pearl and plain White Friendly Plastic sticks, along with your alcohol inks, because once you start this technique you won't want to stop.
NOTE: Once dry the inks become permanent, they won't wash off with water, however, if you really dislike the design you made, it can be removed with the blending fluid or the rubbing alcohol.
A word of caution: Be careful doing this on the plastic with the Mother of Pearl foil as you may even remove the pearl finish. Rub lightly. Enjoy... making a SPLASH!