Monday, June 28, 2010

The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge - Week Three

 Alcohol Ink Monoprints

We were instructed to turn to page 51 in Tim's book, and have at it.  Well, I just cut up the paper we're to use and made a whole bunch of samples.  First I did some monochromatic ones.



Then I just started using some colors randomly.
I left most of them as is for my technique book, but decided to turn one into an ATC.
The border is some paper from the Lost and Found stack, cut with Tim's scallop On The Edge die.  I embossed the chipboard butterflies with some bright EPs, and wrote "fly" with an embossing pen and then used one of the same EPs on that.

This is a very cool technique that (believe it or not) I don't think I've used before.   Check out Linda's blog for all the details, and join in.  Still lots more prizes to be won.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow that was fast!!! Love the backgrounds! You can never have enough of these ;}}
nancy mayer

jrmathers said...

I love this, but can't decide which one I like best

Tammy D said...

Gorgeous backgrounds.

jackiescrafts said...

These are gorgeous

Jackie x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh my, this is beautiful!!! All your monoprints look fab (isn't it fun-- you make one and suddenly you just can't stop!). I really like the way you layered the "On the Edge" diecut on top of your monoprint-- that looks great!-- and the butterfly theme is just delightful.

Thanks for sharing your talent again this week!

♥~Linda

Wanda H said...

Great job!!! It's hard to believe you hadn't done it before... isn't it fun trying new techniques!!! Your atc is very fun!!!

Nancy Lynn said...

I am so enjoying all your CofC challenges you are doing. They are all gorgeous. Great job Eileen.

Terry said...

Wonderful backgrounds! Your finished piece with the border paper is fantastic!

Chris Arlington said...

gorgeous ATC. HMM, I have a trade on the weekend.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Beautiful Eileen!!

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful love those colours.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, love the colours!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

I love the depth of color you got on these pieces! Really gorgeous!

Elaine Allen

Minxy said...

great selection

Lori said...

Love the colors you used, and your final ATC is bootiful! That paper really goes well with the ink colors.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous atc, there is a strong summer feel to this challenge LOL

Patzee said...

These are so lovely. The alcohol really makes the colors come alive. (Sort of like me after a few martinis!)

Sherry said...

Love seeing all of your examples, and the finished ATC is great too!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Looks FUN, Eileen...great pieces!!

Rachelle said...

Looks like you had fun playing with a rainbow of AI's. I love what you did with that hot pink bg. Your atc turned out great.

Tracy Evans said...

Love all your sample pieces, the colours are all fab. The finished ATC looks great. Tracy Evans x x

CuddlyBunny said...

Yours are AWESOME! They look like polished geodes!