First up is some alcohol ink play. I was inspired to break out those inks again after seeing some beautiful alcohol ink backgrounds on glossy paper on Jennifer's blog and Carole Dion's blog. I felt like experimenting with vellum:
I cut down 2 different patterned vellum sheets and began applying inks on the back side using a foam applicator. I used Adirondak alcohol inks in Sailboat Blue and Sunshine Yellow, and Distress ink in Worn Lipstick (which is NOT an alcohol ink). I then began tapping over the paper and got this surprising very cool effect.
These are the dry backs:
And these are the front sides:
I quite like the vibrant backs as well as the softer patterned fronts. What do you think?
Here they are backed with dark card stock:
and with light card stock:
And I did make a card using the vellum on the left:
The thank you die is from Our Daily Bread Designs. Joining the Simon Wednesday Challenge for the theme of 'Make Your Own Background'.
Next I have some fun photos (and a short video or two if it works:) to share from the birthday celebration dinner for hubby at the Aladdin Middle Eastern restaurant:
T Stands For Tuesday :)
We all shared 4 appetizers to start: hummus, vegetarian grape leaves (shown), spinach pie and Arnabit (fried cauliflower). Then came the entrees:
And then came the belly dancing:
A springtime card:
Joining the Simon Monday Challenge (In My Garden), and Moo Mania and More (Think Of Spring).
One last entry for the theme of 'Animals A - Z' this month at Art Journal Journey (thank you Rike!):
Products: Tim Holtz Thinlits Wildflowers dies, Scribbles and Splats dies; Cover a Card stamp - Graph Paper (Impression Obsession); Tangerine Fluid Chalk ink; Archival Turquoise ink; various collage sheet ephemera; washi tape (Recollections)
Linking to Paint Party Friday too! Thanks for getting thru this long post. I hope you leave with a smile or two.
" Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the new year's dawn." Terri Guillemets