Except for the excessive messiness of using alcohol inks (my hands are a disaster, with multicolored nails and cuticles, and my stencils and embossing folder are faintly stained despite my best efforts to clean them), I rather like the effects I got in the first three tags but was less enthusiastic about the second three. I used Chrome Yellow Archival for my stamped image in the Painting technique (which is the lightest Archival Ink I own) and the stamp I chose was not really an outline, so the Archival affected the color balance on my feather. Still, I liked the end result of the Painting tag and even of the Fluid Landscapes tag... but (and it's a big "but"I I find it frustrating how much an effect changed while drying. I'd get the area I was working JUST how I wanted it, and a few minutes later, it had self-leveled, adjusted, blurred. Not how this OCD watercolor likes to work.
An exception to my "like these techniques" was the Splattered Floral --- my inks just didn't "splatter" like I wanted so I ended up with multicolored fried eggs instead of flowers (Maybe it was because I used a straw - no way I was going to buy a can of air just for this technique, know what I mean?).
The homework for this day was to take one of the techniques and create a project. I sued the scrap yups from cutting down the substrate to fit on my smaller tags and went with a revisit of Alcohol Ink Faded Layers:
- Stencils: Burlap" (THS007), "Stars" (THS008) and "Splatters" (THS 009)
- Inks: Alcohol Inks "Honeycomb", "Sail Boat Blue", "Poppyfiend", Teakwood" and "Pesto"
- Papers, small manila tag from Staples and white yupo
- Adhesives: Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape"