Friday, February 13, 2009


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!


The Stuff
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)


MrsETaylor said...

Thank you so much focomment on my blog Kat. I have been following your blog for a little while and absolutely love your creations. You are a great inspiration.


Connie Paxman said...

Kat such a beautiful achieved a wonderful tone, very mystic.. love the trees stamp..
Connie Paxman

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful, beautiful results.

Mari said...

Gorgeous! I always love when I see your name pop up in my inbox (feedblitz, you know) but this was exceptional!

heather said...

gorgeous work as always! I love the embelishments and that fun technique