Friday, May 25, 2012

ATC's featuring Mary Vogel Lozinak images

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 Now onto my project for the hop.

These ATC's were little happy accidents. I wanted to play with resist with clear embossing powder with alcohol inks on photo paper. I know they say you are not to use alcohol inks on photo papers (this is probably why) but you have to bend the rules. and I got a happy accident while in the process of playing around.

What you will need:
  • photo paper
  • alcohol inks and applicator
  • rubber stamps
  • clear embossing ink pad
  • ultra high gloss embossing powder 
  • heat gun
  • black ink pad
  • brayer
  • moist paper towel or baby wipe
  • sprays
I alcohol ink up a bunch of backgrounds few days back. that way they can dry and the embossing powder doesn't stick so much. when you get to that step.

Next I took one of my Mary Vogel Lozinak stamps and inked it up in the clear embossing ink pad and stamped it a few times. You want an image that is either a solid stamp or an image with a little detail to it, bit not a lot of tiny details to it. I then poured the Ultra High gloss embossing powder on it and blast it with the heat gun. The Ultra high gloss is a lot finer than UTEE and gets a lot of the details of your images. I know it is hard to see in the picture below as it is clear embossing powder. :)

The next step is ink up your brayer with a black ink pad. I used Memento. And I don't think this step is necessary, but when I was first playing around this is what I did , as this is how you do the clear resit technique, or this is how I was taught.

Now this is how the happy accident happened. I took a baby wipe or a moist paper towel and was trying to wipe off some of the black ink that got onto the embossed image, and when I was doing that, the black ink and the alcohol ink was coming off around the embossed images. giving it kinda  grungy type look. depending how much you take off some you will get different looks. but what is left is the embossed image that has the alcohol ink underneath it. Now it will be sticky when you are wiping things off. It is photo paper after all, not normal glossy cardstock. But it will dry and will no longer be sticky.

Next I took some sprays and spritz a little bit hear and there and took my finger and spread it around. if it got on the emboss image just take your baby wipe or paper towel and carefully wipe it off. if you take up some of the spray off the paper just put more on. If you see scratches on it as our playing with the spray due to your finger nails, its okay, just put more spray on it. Play around with it Til you are happy.

For my ATC's I took a couple of the sentiments that were on the plates I have gotten and stamped them white cardstock in Black ink. I used glossy accents to glue them down. they were too white so I took warn lipstick and tumbled glass on the craft sheet. spritz some water on the craft sheet and painted the color onto the words. 

Products used:
alochol inks
Memento ink pad
brayer by ranger
photo paper
Glossy accents
Warn Lipstick distress ink pad
Tumble Glass Distress ink pad
Clear embossing ink pad
various sprays

Viva Las Vegastamps! products:

Fat Fish in high Heels
Fish on a box
A fish out of water
Plate 1398
Plate 1383
Ultra high gloss embossing powder


Crystal said...

Love all the colors....

DeeDee said...

I hardly use my alcohol inks for anything but coloring resin, anymore. I gotta get back into them! These are beautiful :)

Robin said...

Very unusual and very unique. I love it! Robin

Molossus said...

Wowza! These are wonderful!

Kim said...

Wow nice & bright! Embossing ink & powder are next on my must get list.

Linda White Holloway said...

Very cool Sheri! I love how you mixed the products, so unique :)

by belle said...

Simply gorgeous!

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Carol B. said...

Nice effect. Love the colors.

DarcieGlam said...

Wow the colors are so vivid - love what you did here!!

Barbara Rankin said...

Amazing technique, Sheri. Don't you just love baby wipes. Who'd have thought they would be so useful in art. What a wonderful "happy accident".

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

These are so interesting! Love the colors and the result. They look so rustic and aged...yet fun and funky. TFS!!!

Lyneen said...

Very interesting technique!!!! Love how the colors of Alcohol inks change where you stamp.

BurningRubber said...

What great colors. I will have to give this a try.

Mary Vogel Lozinak said...

I've been wanting to buy alcohol inks. Now I think I need to! Nice job.

Anonymous said...

Fab technique Sheri, results are great.

Cheryl LIndsay said...

This is absolutelly amazing and TFS all those beautiful directions UNBELIEVABLE

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Carly said...

wish I had 'accidents' like this!

Amazingly gorgeous!

xoxox Carly

Vicki said...

Wow, Sheri..the colors are amazing. Yay for happy accidents lol! Awesome job!

Terri Sproul said...

fun fun fun....

Katherine Clayton said...

Beautiful! I need to get myself some baby wipes and have an "accident". :)

Cultivate Life in Joy said... are awesome..these are pieces of frameable art. love them..super job..I love going with the flow of creativity..

Squiddy said...

Love the vibrant watery feel to the backgrounds - so appropriate for Mary's fish

Unknown said...

OOOO LA LA, Sheri - these are the fat fish!!!!

Judi Foster