Thursday, September 13, 2018

Essentials by Ellen August Essentials Challenge--Alcohol Inks


When I saw that the Essentials by Ellen August Challenge was to use alcohol inks,
I couldn't pass up the chance to join the inky fun.


https://www.ellenhutson.com/august-essentials-challenge


I was inspired by Giovanna's card to heat emboss an image on an alcohol ink background.




Mondo Hydrangea--my favorite mondo bloom--was gold embossed on an alcohol inked
piece, along with leaves on a green alcohol inked piece. I've heard that you shouldn't
heat emboss Yupo paper because of its synthetic properties, and I've heat embossed
sentiments on a card before with no problem.

This time, because of the surface area, there was some warping--especially with the
leaves--even though I was trying to keep the heat gun constantly moving.




At first I thought about doing the leaves again, but decided to leave them because I liked
the way they curled and I don't think I could have done it otherwise.

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. Great idea using the alcohol inks as a base...perfect for the hydrangea!

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  2. I've seen people use the heavier weight Yupo paper to heat emboss for a little less warping. But I agree - the slightly curled leaves are perfect! :)

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  3. I adore the casual natural flip of your leaves, Donna! and every single drop of that alcohol inked Mondo magnificence! Such a gorgeous card... xx
    =]

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  4. Wow, beautiful blend of the alcohol inks, Donna! I'd love to try heat-embossing on an AI piece! You totally inspired me. I like the little curly leaves better. They look more organic.
    Hideko xx

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