I've made another video...lol.
This time, I've made a piece using just 2 alcohol ink colours, Pool & Teakwood, from Tim Holtz.
The photo above shows everything I used...2 inks, Blending Solution, an air-puffy-spritzy gadget (you could use a straw if you have enough puff), an Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen, thin paintbrush and some gold Deco Foil.
Of course, what I missed from the 'equipment' photo was the Yupo paper that I used, which was the thinner, cheaper 110gsm version. You can of course use glossy paper... I just prefer the way alcohol inks move on Yupo.
I started by drizzling Blending Solution over the Yupo, then a swoosh of Pool ink across the page which I then blew about before adding the Teakwood. I used the Fillable Pen (which contains Blending Solution) and my paintbrush to move the colours and to create the dotty effect. You can use the paintbrush, dipped in Blending Solution, to create the dots, I just find the pen easier to control the flow of fluid.
Now you can just wait for it all to dry and then add foil highlights with glue but as certain parts of the inks were still wet and slightly tacky, I put the foil (shiny side up) straight onto my piece and gently rubbed until the foil had stuck.
It is however, much better to wait until all of the ink is dry and then add foil with an adhesive like Flitterglu, a Deco Foil Pen or even a Quickie Glue pen as it's easier to control where it sticks. If too much of the alcohol ink is tacky, the foil will stick to the whole lot.
Remember... I make these mistakes so you don't have to...lol.
So if you're brave enough and none of the above makes sense, you can watch my latest attempt at a video that'll show you exactly what I did. I just cut the final piece down to fit my card.
You can click on the link below or watch in glorious HD, here.