I love the technique that Tim Holtz did with the Alcohol Inks and Metallic Mixatives on his Day Two of the 12 Days of Christmas 2008. I thought I would give it a try using different colors and turning it into a card.
For the background I used Terra Cotta and Butterscotch Alcohol Inks and Copper Metallic Mixatives. Word a warning - a little mixative goes a long way - if you use too much you get just a big copper blob on your paper! One other thing that I discovered trying this technique is if you want a crisp, clear image you do need to emboss. I tried stamping the trees in both Archival ink and Stazon and, with both, the metallic mixative just bled through.
Hope you are finding time to be creative today!
Stamps - (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Presence of Trees, Be Thankful
Ink - VersaMark, Onyx Black Versafine; Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz, Distress Inks, Ranger)
Paper - (all SU) Glossy White, Black
Other - Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz, Ranger), Labels One (Spellbinders); Copper EP, Black EP (Ranger)