Wednesday, November 25, 2009

journal page with alcohol inks and gesso

I used chip board letters and covered them with regular kitchen foil on this page.  I was hoping to get more texture with the foil but I realized I had the Tim Holtz texture hammer and so I had at it.  The texture hammer worked great.  I will have to hide the hammer from the men in this house.  They always want my cool tools and they don't put them back.
I then applied gesso to the page.  After that dried I applied the alcohol ink.  I also added a kirigami cut  out.  I like that the foil shines through the alcohol inks. 
The inks did bleed through to the back of the page so I will have to paint over that.


PaulaH said...

Gorgeous effects Angela! I have a friend who does amazing things with alcohol inks.

Anonymous said...

Very Kewl!! Love it! Now I have to get my alcohol inks out and try this!

Rachel Crawford
rachelsmuse from theartjournal group

Kristin said...

This is wonderful! I love the word you choose and the fact that you used regular kitchen foil to achieve the look. AND I too have the problem of my husband stealing my cool tools - always have to hide my cutter bees!

Diana said...

Hey! that looks really cool. Thanks for the ideas.I like to find new uses for alcohol inks.

Ramona Davidson said...

Lovely effects with the metalic and the colors.

Karen said...

Love this idea! You are so creative! Great idea to use foil.Hadn't thought of that one!