My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my Surrey.Crafts page on FB.
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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Alcohol Ink Mini Masterclass

Fab workshop today using alcohol inks on acetate and silk art card from Clarity Stamps. A little out of the usual as it was mainly technique focused, trying 3 ways of applying the ink on both acetate and the silk card.  Then during the second part of the workshop the girls chose the artwork they liked best and made a card from it with some stunning results. One hour of alcohol inks & blending solution was definitely enough with a room full of people, even with all the doors and windows open!

Here are some of the samples I made with a brief description alongside.
 The butterfly and flower cards were made using drops of ink then a straw to blow the ink around before die cutting.
These two vibrant cards were made using the same technique but then adding a few drops of blending solution. Magical watching the inks react and move around!  

 The last card was done on acetate. I loved this background and simply stamped a phrase on the opposite side (difficult to see with the light reflecting on the acetate) and filled in the letters with a white paint pen. If it wasn't for the impending headaches I would have gone on for another hour!