Monday, 15 February 2010

Inky Fingers

This weekend I had a great time at the alcohol ink workshop at Pickleberry Papercrafts. We learnt lots of different techniques taught by Jennie which we made into a sample tag book. Here are some of my favourites. I love the effect of the metal embossed in the cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked and my favourite was the double stamping technique. We used the text stamp as the background and over that stamped the image which allows the background to show through. We also got to ink and decorate a tin. I chose to ink mine in bright raspberry and watermelon with a splash of metallic silver. The text, butterflies and lace are all stamped in black archival ink over the top and all come from The Artistic Stamper The new lace stamps are really gorgeous and one just happened to fall into my shopping basket along with the new sequin waste stamp.
While I was at the Pickleberry shop I just had to pick up some grungepaper. I thought I'd try some out on a birthday card so I ran some through the cuttlebug in the textile folder and inked with faded jeans distress ink. It's hardy stuff! I'm looking forward to trying out some more techniques with it.

I'm glad to say my fingers are now looking normal. I was worried for a while that I would be wearing the Ranger look for ever more :-)

5 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

Oh those alcohol ink cards are lovely. Must try harder with alcohol inks and not let them defeat me. I lurveeee grungepaper.

Sian said...

You lucky thing, I wish we had somewhere round here to learn techniques like that! The double stamping looks fantastic :)

Sandra said...

How wonderful to play and learn new techniques ... I love what you've done :)

Jennie said...

These are just fabulous, and so glad you liked what you did:) It was a pleasure to teach...

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Lovely tags Amanda, glad your fingers are back to normal!!!