Speaking of dumping alcohol, a truck with much Leinenkugel beer rolled over the other day and dumped the beer. The Leinies is a total loss, although not to me. Wisconsin is in mourning (I'm not!).
This is for today's WT-dump alcohol inks on it! I also included Ann's DTGD21A challenge, been wanting to try that. Check it out.
Because I wanted to combine these two challenges, I knew I needed to use a thicker paper. Maybe Yupo or Graphix would have worked, I'll try that next. So I used wc paper and searched for a video on ai on wc paper. I found a very good one but it wasn't without its issues. The person demoing lives in a very humid climate, ai won't dry on the Yupo for her. Even though it's raining cats and dogs today, I guess it wasn't humid enough. The alcohol and ai dried very quickly, quicker than expected. At first I tried cheap wc paper; oh no, didn't work very well at all. Rats! So then I tried a better grade, worked much better. I was able to layer inks and the metallic actually dried shiny, unlike the cheap paper. However, it is messy and you use a lot of alcohol and ink. I did sop up some of the ink using a piece of photo paper. If you want to try, make sure you use something plastic underneath. Also the alcohol ink will show on the back side; it actually isn't a bad look.
For Ann's challenge, I used those round swirl clips that were popular back in the day. Still have a ton of those. It took a while to get the right sandwich (Ann does give directions but I struggled) but when I did, I really liked the effect. I hope you can see the imprint of the clips.
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021 GMT Views: 430
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Sat, Oct 09, 2021 @ 4:41 AM
Amazing texture from the embossing, and it works wonderfully with your abstract inky background. I'd imagine the Yupo would have embossed, I'd have tried that before experimenting with precious watercolour paper myself, LOL. I'm amazed at the results you did manage to get, I'd have expected it all to just get absorbed straight in. And even on-screen I can see the metallic silver.