It always seems like when I try a new art product, I end up with a finished piece I didn't expect. Not to say that's a bad thing. Just unexpected. I bought some Adirondack Alcohol Inks a few weeks ago, and have been trying to figure out how to use them properly on glossy paper.
|created by Barbara at Joggles|
Here's a tutorial for alcohol inks that I found on Joggles; I really like what Barbara created. The background for her hydrangea is called the "Agate Technique." I tried the technique a few times, but was never satisfied with my results.
While sitting with the alcohol inks in front of me, I decided to draw a flower onto my “drop paper” right from the ink bottle's tip. It was very messy, needless to say. I cut and pasted the flower into my journal, took some card stock and layered the petals. Now only the outline of the leaves are still visibly alcohol ink.
Moral of the story: don't give up if you don't like something you're doing. Just change direction!
Let me say happy holidays to all my readers. It’s another end of the year of AlphabeThursday fun. Don't miss what others wrote about the Letter F! And remember to come join us next year for more favorite alphabet words.