Thursday, December 27, 2012

AlphabeThursday - F is for Flower


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.


13 comments:

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderfully creative post for F ~ exploring art techniques is always fun ^_^

(A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtmuseDog and Carol ^_^)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like this flower. Great job.
Wishing you the best 2013
Nicole/Beadwright

pasqueflower said...

Fabulous flower! Fantastic!
(This comment was brought to you by the Letter F.)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love the way the flower turned out! Those inks make for some really interesting designs!

Bee said...

I think it turned out great! Looks pretty cool.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What fun! I bet you'll be learning all kinds of new techniques with these!

Monica said...

I really like how it turned out!

Naperville Now said...

Changing direction -- very good advice!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love how you've experimented! and come up with something very cool!

BeadedTail said...

Well, another thing I hadn't heard of before and not really sure what it is but do know your flower turned out lovely!

Rose said...

That often happens to me, too. I agree that it's definitely not a bad thing. I love your flower.

Sandra Tyler said...

lovely. love to see works in progress.

Jenny said...

Oh Wow.

That hydrangea is absolutely fantastic!

You capture flowers so well.

This looks like an interesting way to create!

Thanks for sharing the fun!

Happy New Year!

A+

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