The rules are simple:
• One must work from the book and not reveal Tim's techniques (If you don't have the book, you can get one from Tim ... there 's still time as there are a few challenges left in this series!)
• You need to link your creation to Linda's blog
• You need to visit the design team's blogs and leave comments on their interpretations.
This week’s challenge is to implement the technique, "Alcohol Ink Ombre" as described on Page 57 of the book. I used the Ranger cardstock specifically designed for alcohol inks and alcohol inks “Stonewashed”, “Sailboat Blue” and “Denim” to create the effect per Tim’s instructions:
Sadly, I got a little “smear” on teh sentiment in that India Ink stamping so I thought I’d try again, this time with Archival Jet Black.
So I prepared two more card fronts in ombre, using Alcohol inks “Sail Boat Blue”, “Indigo” and “Cloudy Blue” on one and “Sail Boat Blue”, “Cloudy Blue” and “Stonewashed” on the other. I didn’t have the list with me of what color combination of inks I used the first time around so I guessed at the colors… and clearly, the combination matters: neither background came out as well as the first. But the stamping worked LITTLE better (still got some slippage, though)
The "Indigo" version is (Sorry for the glare from the lights in my work space)::
I think I have come to the conclusion that I’m not a big fan on glossy card for stamping. Background, fine. Stamping, way to prone to slippage and blurring, at least for me. Otherwise, I like this ombre technique a lot and am thinking of trying different color combinations.