Welcome once more, and thanks for calling by.
No, the fish is not experimental, but the background is!
I came across this technique a few days ago and wanted to try it out - never mind the fact that I am limited by having only three colours of alcohol ink and the gold and silver 'mixatives'.
The less than impressive result is in the back ground of this card.
Do not think that this is the way it is 'supposed' to look, the 'teachers' example is far better!!! I used a blue and black ink to mix, but the black when diluted to 'run' had a distinct red tinge... not happy with that look, I then added some silver mixative, which didn't really run and mingle, but gives some awesome shine to the card.
Not being one who likes waste, when I needed a masculine card for someone who loves fishing, I used my 'experiment' as a background.
I printed off this digi stamp and coloured it with chalks - hmm, fish are shiny, so I tried another thing that I had never tried before and painted over it with Twinkling H2O paint, and it worked.
Not the best, but you may just be able to see the sheen in this photo.
And this is the final result!!
The sentiment was embossed in silver on the base and the brads and pearle thread were the finishing details. Now don't you think the background looks like water disturbed by a fish? ....... come on, it's not that hard to think that, surely? o.k., you win :-).
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Card - Glossy White and blue
Image -Designed 2 Delight digi, Hero Arts Tiny Happy Birthday
Ink: Clear Embossing, alcohol inks and silver mixative
Accessories: Chalks, Twinkling H2Os, brads, pearle cotton, silver embossing powder