We all had a fabulous day, special guests from Create and Craft TV – Amanda Bateman and Craig Dougan came and demonstrated for us. Louisa McLean Editor from Creative Cardmaking, Ruth, Jacqueline and I all demonstrated for the day, showing different techniques with various products – distress inks, alcohol inks, sakura pens, craft cds, flippin stamps and decoupage and a fabulous demonstration from Ruth on how to use the Gypsy that is the new edition to the cricut machine.
All the demonstrations were hugely popular, I love doing demonstrations and having special events. It’s a great time to get together with like-minded people and have a real good old natter – whilst showing new items etc.
Distress inks blended onto glossy card and stamped with hero arts cling stamp.
Distress inks, blended with blending tool. Tim Holtz stamps have been used with black archival ink. The faded out butterfly to the right has got perfect pearls on it and the other faded out stamping has been done with distress inks after the whole tag had its colour on.
Now this is one of my favourite techniques, take a memory glass or piece of acetate – apply a generous helping of glossy accent – apply small drops of alcohol inks in various colours onto the glossy accents – apply different colours of perfect pearls random on top – then press crushed tissue paper over it all and leave to dry. It’s amazing the colours that you get its like a whirlpool. The square on this one has also been stamped and embossed on the top of the glass. The background has been made with applying alcohol inks to mirri card. Gems have been coloured with alcohol inks.
You can simply get so many great effects with alcohol inks, I just love playing with them to see what end result I can get. By Janet
Alcohol inks have been used onto acetate for the left hand side background. The main image has been stamped with Tim Holtz stamps using Distress inks and black archival ink. The background of the main image has been created by blending colour with the distress inks. I love the way you can get a great look with stamping onto the background with different colours of the distress inks.
Flippin Mens stamps.
By Louisa, Editor of Creative Cardmaking Magazine.
Unfortunately everyone was that busy, the camera got neglected so there are not as many photos as I would have liked to share with you all.