Friday, March 23, 2018

Ghosting with Alcohol Ink and Acetate

Hello and TGIF!

There's still a couple days to play in the
CAS Mix Up Acetate Challenge.

We're celebrating our birthday this month and have prizes!

Here's one last card (for now) using acetate.

Using Stamping, Alcohol Ink, Ghosting Technique, Acetate, Die Cut

I used a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog on my alcohol inked piece.
I inked a stamp with Archival ink and stamped then wiped off the ink with a soft cloth.

It removes some ink leaving a ghosted image.  I repeated the process several times.

When it came to the dragonfly, I didn't think it showed up very well so I
stamped him in black and left him stamped.

Unfortunately the ink smeared a bit (it doesn't dry very fast or at all?) so
I filled in the schmeared wing with a black Sharpie and put some
acetate over the whole thing to keep it from schmearing more.

I die cut a piece of foam behind the frame so the acetate doesn't touch the
dragonfly.

Oh, and I stamped Friend on the acetate.

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Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic (SU), Bouquet of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:   Jet Black, Forget Me Not (Ranger Archival)
Paper:   Neena, Glossy Photo, Window Sheet (SU)
Other:  Alcohol Ink, Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS), Foam Strips


29 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Great save Bonnie with the double layer of acetate. What a wonderful technique, which looks amazing...I want to try this one now! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and what an eye catching card with those wonderful alcohol ink colours x

Marcia HIll said...

BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie!! I saw that video too but didn't have any lighter colored archival ink, so I'm waiting for my order from SSS to be able to try this technique out. Thanks for all your tips...Jennifer always makes it look so easy, so I'm glad to know it takes awhile for the ink to dry on the acetate!! But anyway, great saves on the dragonfly, and he looks so perfect against that lovely green background with the fern leaves...love it!! Have a great weekend!! :0)

Nancy Stislow said...

This is such a cool technique, Bonnie and one I'm unfamiliar with. What a wonderful effect. I too had issues getting that ink to dry on an alcohol background. Brilliant use of the acetate to keep it from smearing. Fabulous card.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty and a great save with the double acetate. I love the background your created in that lovely color combo.

Loll said...

Very cool technique! Love the ghosted look with your ferns. Gorgeous card, my friend! I need to go and buy some coloured archival inks now! :) xx

jimlynn said...

The ghosting technique looks so pretty on this. I tried it the other day but mine didn't snow up well. I love the dragonfly against all that green. Very pretty.
Lynn

Linda said...

Beautiful background for your dragonfly, Bonnie.

MaryH said...

Perfect alcohol ink colors to show off these ghosted fern shapes. The black bug looks terrific, and no one would have known about the sharpie if you didn't tell! It looks just fine. Good to know a 'save' though. I love the stitched frame on this piece. TFS & Happy wkend. Cool here. Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

So beautiful Bonnie, the ghosting technique looks amazing, love the card :)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, love the greeny blue background, and the ghosting technique looks so effective, Cathy x

Julia Aston said...

Your acetate panel is gorgeous in the greens/blues and the ghost stamping - Love the silhouette stamping of the dragonfly and sentiment!

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS, love the mix of colours.
Faith
x

Brenda in IN said...

I saw that video too and you did a beautiful job on this card. I like the ghosting effect and it is a great backdrop for the black dragonfly.

nancy littrell said...

I really want to try this ghosting technique. Your ghosted background turned out beautifully. I really liked your black dragon fly and sentiment too. Great idea to use acetate above your image to prevent more smearing. TFS Bonnie. Hugs...

Sandy said...

Your background sure is pretty!
Sandy xx


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Very artsy look, Bonnie - the "schmeared" dragonfly looks great to me! Just love how the leaves turned out in the background!!

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and lovely dragonfly - I'd never have known that it smeared a bit if you hadn't said so! Nice framing too!

Bobby said...

I tried that technique and it didn't work at all for me, Bonnie. The light lacy look of the leaves works beautifully with the silhouetted dragonfly.

Barb said...

Well done with the recovery Bonnie. Your card is very beautiful. A lovely technique and very pretty colours. Barbxx

Ina Grehan said...

What a fabulous result you got here Bonnie. Gorgeous colour combination. I'm off to an art store tomorrow to buy my first alcohol inks. It's the only craft store within coo-ee of where I live and can't wait to do so.

Trina P. said...

So beautiful. You’ve achieved great results. Love the colour. xx

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - another technique to try :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous background you created Bonnie and love the chosen colours xx

Karen D. said...

love the look of this...I tried with the Archival ink but didn't have good results.
oh well...
xx Karen

scrappymo! said...

I am in love with the beautiful background and like this ghosting technique!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

WoW !! Very impressive design !!

Pat said...

OOh I love this Bonnie and what gorgeous bright alcohol ink colours. I saw this over at Jennifer McGuire's blog too but haven't given it a try yet. Unfortunately I only have two colours of the inks at the moment. The black dragonfly looks great over the top though, and a great idea to put another piece of acetate in front to stop any more smudging. x

Linda said...

Great save Bonnie, this looks amazing. I love the colours of the background and the black dragonfly looks so striking. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie! I love the green/blue background with ghosting technique! I want to try the technique when I get archival ink in lighter colors. The black dragonfly is so cool. I would never knew it was smeared. Hideko xx