It has been a ROUGH week! So, I was supposed to have back surgery yesterday, but I've been dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth for about 3 weeks now. I went to my dentist monday afternoon and they did an exam and took some x-rays. I have a MASSIVE infection all in the back part of my gums, up into my cheek bone and down in my ear. So, my back surgery has been pushed back to mid November. I'm not happy, but gotta deal with it. I will have my tooth surgically removed next tuesday. I'm not looking forward to that!
Anyhow, since I didn't have to get up with the roosters tuesday morning, I was able to stay up and have some fun with glossy cardstock and alcohol inks. Ok, I lied, so, I actually used glossy photo paper. same thing, right? almost, but not really. LOL
So here is what I came up with. (just one of them, but click below to see the rest). I'm really pleased with how these all came out! :)
Click below to see the rest that I made!
So here are a few other angles of the one above.
As you can see, there is a major glare. these things are REALLY hard to get pics of because of the glossy of the cardstock. I tried to take the pics outside but the glare was even worse on the majority of them.
Anyhow, this one was done by starting in the center with a few drops of the purple and then I would blow it with a straw (actually, a makeshift straw that I made out of a pen because I didn't have any straws), and rotate the cs after each blow. then, I worked my way out of the center adding a new color one drop at a time in a circle, and so on and so forth until I reached the edge of the page. NO blending solution was used on the above background. this is a 5.5 inch by 5.5 inch background (all of the ones I made are this size).
I really LOVE how this one came out! :)
Here are the rest:
I really like this one too. I used 3 different colors of AI and also some blending solution.
As you can tell, I REALLY like the color blue. LOL this one is 3 colors plus blending solution.
and this last one is another of my favorites out of all the ones I did. 3 colors plus blending solution. It looks so pretty. I took one with the flash on and one with the flash off (top is flash on, bottom flash off). You can drastically see the difference in color tone wihch is actually how it is if you were to hold the cs and turn it in the light. :)
Well, I hope that you like my AI creations. I had a blast doing them. Even tough it stunk up the house and I got a major headache from it, I am very pleased with how they all came out!
Check back soon to see the 2 cards I made using the backgrounds. they came out so pretty. I will post them soon!
Thanks for looking, Keep on Craftin'
Cardstock/Paper: Kodak Glossy Photo Paper. Ink Pads: None. Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz Adirondack Metallic Mixatives, Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution.
Tools: Cricut paper trimmer, Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET Reusable 15 X 18, Wax Paper, Unscented Baby Wipes