Hi there Peeps-
I hope you are having a good week so far. Today I am going to share a great technique I learned from Tim Holtz ages ago and recently revisited for an alcohol ink class I had recently. This a is technique that essentially removes the alcohol ink from a transparency. (the circular image in the background on the sample below)
I started with a piece of transparency film (acetate), a couple of colors of alcohol ink, a blending tool with a felt pad, alcohol ink blending solution, craft mat, any color of Archival Ink pad, rubber stamps, and paper towels.
I dropped small amounts of both colors onto the transparency.
Then used the blending tool to smear the ink around. I like to use short twisty movements.
Add a small amount of blending solution to the felt pad to get the ink to blend and move around.
I have found that this technique only works with permanent dye based ink pads such as Archival Ink from Ranger.
Stamp across the acetate as desired.
Let the ink set for a couple of minutes then buff the surface of the acetate with a paper towel.
Rubbing will remove the stamped ink.
Look at the possibilities!
On this one, I stamped the opposite side of the transparency with Staz On ink and added a ribbon.
Have you ever tried this technique? It's a favorite of mine. I hope you will share what you make with our stamps.
Enjoy the flight,