Posts Tagged ‘transparencies’

As a china painter, I have tons of the glazed tiles around, and I started thinking about altering them instead of painting.


Put on the alcohol inks directly from the bottle, blend them with your blending tool to desired “pattern”


As soon as the alcohol ink has dried completely, stamp and emboss, but be careful… Be sure to work on a heat-proof working area and don’t touch the tiles until they have cooled off! They get very, very HOT!

This is another tile I made with different colors and a different stamp


You don’t want to emboss? Try this one instead


Attach peel-off stickers to your tile, add alcohol inks as desired, let dry completely and remove the stickers. Easy, huh?

Another thing to do with alco inks and embossing is your own transparencies. Be sure to use a transparency that is heat resistant (I use the overhead films made for laser copiers, they work great and can be found at a very reasonable price).

Stamp your image, add embossing powder and tap off excess powder. You don’t have to be THAT careful, as the powder won’t attach to the transparency as it does to paper. Stray powders can easily be removed using your fingernail after heat embossing. Put on the alco inks as desired – directly from the bottle if you want – and blend/mix them. Let dry. If you get alco inks outside the image, don’t worry. It can easily be removed using a Q-tip dipped in alcohol (rubbing or denatured). You have to be a bit careful, though, when using these transparencies, as the embossing gets a bit brittle. But they sure look nice…!


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OK, we got a lot of snow this winter!


The lovely snowflakes are Karen-Marie Klip, the journaling is made on handmade paper from Svartvik Paper. I find it most lovely to journal on, as it has lovely texture and the edges are so nice to chalk or ink!


The kids have great fun in the snow. The stamps on the photos and on the transparent tag are Technique Tuesday, the other tag is colored with Ranger Distress Inks.



For these both LO’s I’ve used paper from Robin’s Nest – I found the colors to be so lovely and the pattern is just great. Not to mention the glitter…

The date tag is a chipboard painted with Ranger Crackle Paint, the crackles are enhanced using Distress Inks in the same color, Weathered Wood.


More winter…


The patterned paper is from Panduro, the tag is cut with the Gazelle and inked with Ranger Distress Inks, stamped with Technique Tuesday clear stamps.


The large snowflake and the title is made with the Gazelle, so is the tag which I have used Ranger Alco Inks on, the one in the upper right corner is colored with Distress Inks.


For this LO, and the one above, I’ve used papers from Reminisce.  This tag is also cut with the Gazelle and colored with Distress Inks, and stamped.


Using Tim Holtz’ masks is great fun! This one together with Ranger Distress Inks, direct to paper. The title and the tags are all cut with the Gazelle, one is colored using Alco Inks and then stamped, the others are colored with Distress Inks.


Enough of cold weather… One indoor picture!


I found the colors of this patterned paper from K&Co lovely, they are so warm! Title and scrolls/flourishes are cut with the Gazelle, inked and stamped. The key is Maya Road, covered with UTEE in Bronze.

The irregular decoration to the right is made using Fimo-clay, which I have stamped and colored with Alco Inks:


The name is cut with the Gazelle, and then speckled with UTEE in Bronze.


Brr… It’s cold outside today, too… I think I’ll stay indoors scrapping!

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