Sunday, August 16, 2009


I've been quite ill since my last posting and like the title suggests - "...Enough is Enough..." I'm not a very good patient (or sickie), as I tend to get impatient with myself, but whatever caused my illness, at least it isn't catching, thank goodness. We are now going on vacation, so it will be sometime before I'm able to post again. I do hope you all will enjoy your vacations. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


The Technique Junkies Newsletter for August/September had Alcohol Ink Foil Technique. The photo to your right was done using the "shiny" side of the aluminum foil, and this turned out not too bad, but I think next time I'll use the "dull" side of the aluminum foil. The technique is as follows: (in my own words) 1) Place double sided adhesive on your card stock 2) Place foil on the adhesive side of the card stock & flatten 3) Put a couple drops of alcohol ink on your sponge or applicator 4) Put a couple drops of another alcohol ink on your sponge or applicator next to the first one 5) Put blending solution over top of inks 6) With a twisting of the applicator, pounce the inks on the foil lined card stock 7) Let the ink dry (very important) 8) Once dry, place the foil/inked card stock in a Cuttlebug folder and emboss 9) To have the embossed parts "pop", lightly rub on some StazOn Ink (I only had black StazOn Ink, so I used Palette ink and gently dried with my heat gun) 10) Finish card in desired. The photo to the right was done on the "dull" side of the aluminum foil and I prefer this side much better. In the original information it just says to use "aluminum" foil. I personally believe it is what you try and what you like in your art - after all "art is in the eye of the beholder" isn't it. Today is another day of "experimentation" and those posts will come at a later time. Gotta get ready for the garage sale coming up this next weekend. Whew!!! Enjoy and your comments are much welcomed. Happy Creating.