Sunday, 26 September 2010

CCC #15 - Alcohol ink agate

I haven't managed to finish the middle section of this frame yet but wanted to show the butterfly I made while it's within this week's 'Compendium of Curiosity' Challenge. I used this week's technique from p53 of Tim Holtz's book - Alcohol ink agate on grunge - to colour the grungeboard butterfly wings. I used White metallic paint, alcohol inks (Watermelon, Terra Cotta, Citrus), copper alcohol ink mixative, blending solution and then over-stamped with Sepia Archival ink and one of Tim's Flights of Fancy stamps: Doesn't show well but the effect reminded me of printed velvet. The rose center is grungepaper coloured with Wild Honey Distress Ink and finished with a pearly brad.
Les ailes de papillon sont colorés avec une technique utilisant des encres à alcool et la peinture sur 'grungeboard'. Chaque semaine, le "Compendium of Curiosities" Challenge utilise une technique différente du livre de Tim Holtz. La rose de 'grungepaper' est coloré avec de l'encre Distress 'Wild Honey'.

6 comments:

  1. Your butterfly is just gorgeous! I hope you are going to show us the whole project when it is done.

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  2. The agate on your butterfly is simply gorgeous Karen, love it. x

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  3. the colors look so good on the butterfly and I like the flower in the middle, looks kewl.

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  4. Karen, this is wonderful! The Agate technique is absolutely perfect on the butterfly wings and flower, and those warm colors are GORGEOUS! It does look like printed velvet, and it's lovely. I can't wait to see the finished frame!

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