Monday 21 November 2016

2016 #22 Dreams Are Whispers From Your Soul {by Jennie Atkinson}

2016 Topic 22: Alcohol Inks and Pens

Hi everyone Jennie here and tonight I would like to share with you this little altered pin tin which actually started out as a small book but I got rather carried away!
Experimenting with Yupo paper recently I realised that it was pretty well indestructible (have you tried to tear it!) so I thought it would make a perfect substrate for a small mini book. Having recently got rather hooked on the alcohol ink resist technique I decided to combine the two in a small book. I then decided the book needed to be "in" something, hence the tin makeover!

I have used a number of Ink and the Dog stamps for my project.Clocks 1Letters 6Mini 74Buttons 4

Step One: I started by using a combination of Denim and Stonewash Alcohol Inks on the Yupo. It doesn't matter which side of the Yupo Paper you use and if you use both sides there is no seepage - it really is quite amazing stuff! I then stamped my image using Jet Black Archival Ink. At this point I use a piece of ordinary printer paper to blot the stamped image before rubbing the ink off with a soft cloth. I find that doing this first gives a sharper image. (I so love that stamp ....)

Step Two: Using different colours of Archival Ink results in a lighter or darker resist. The text was stamped with Shadow Grey Archival and once rubbed with a soft cloth is slightly lighter.

As a result you can layer stamps over the top of each other - this is one of the covers for the tin.

Step Three: I went through the same process for the pages in my book (folded in concertina style). But in addition I used some Alcohol Blending Solution through a stencil to "take out" more of the alcohol ink. The second photograph shows the reverse of the book pages - a slightly lighter blend of colours and better lifting out through the stencil.

Step Four: I had hoped to cover my tin in alcohol ink as well but the image was too bright. So it got two coats of Nougat Fresco Finish Paint instead.

Step Five: Finally it was time to decorate the pages and the cover of the book. I stamped the lovely ladies from Buttons 4 onto tissue paper with Black Archival Ink, tore around the edges and adhered her (very carefully) with as little multi medium as possible as it does discolour the alcohol ink. The metal flower and the pearl button were also coloured with Stonewash and Denim Alcohol Ink.

Stamping on tissue paper was the best option for this little book in order that the background was still visible. For the inside I have used a number of different vintage stamps, along with a quote from the Urban Snapshots Wrought Iron plate.

The addition of some very narrow lace around the edges of the tin and some muslin on the front gave a more tactile vintage feel.

This was a project which really did grow as I went along! I do love the resist technique and it works so well with the vintage stamps. The Yupo paper really is an exciting new substrate and it has made me want to use my alcohol inks which for a long while have sat in a drawer unused.
As always thank you for joining me tonight!
Jennie x

Wow Jennie, you aced that technique, it works perfectly in the background. Even more so with these stamps as the background looks like a memory of the focal stamps. The stencil technique really added depth and texture, who would have thought that removing colour would do that! ~Darcy

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Helen said...

What a great project Jennie

Craftyfield said...

One of the miraculous techniques with alcohol inks! I love the Vintage look and the stamps you used, the decorated tin makes a great keepsake Jennie. Beautiful!

Julie Lee said...

It's so lovely to see 'Ink and the Dog' images taking a bow again: I love them! What gorgeous colours too on this delightful project.

jojo79 said...

Fantastic project x

Miriam said...

This is simply gorgeous Jennie - such a lovely project

Unknown said...

Never really taken to alcohol inks...until now. Your project is gorgeous and inspiring. Might have to try them now!

Nancy Dynes said...

I adore your beautifully altered tin, Jennie! I'm amazed at how many details are packed into this miniature 'canvas'! I'm a huge fan of paper artsy, and your project is a shining example of why I love their products. Thank you for the inspiration! By the way, you are directly responsible for my impulse shopping-lol!

sarascloset said...

Beautifully executed techniques, Jennie! I love the colors and those lovely stamps. Anne Redfern sent some Yupo paper to me, and I'm pinning this tutorial so I can give this a try! Gorgeous work as always, Jennie! Hugs!

Littlelamb said...

Love this project. Thank you for sharing this.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Such a great idea. Lx

Helen said...

I love the resist technique - so effective.

Etsuko said...

What a lovely tin can book!! Fabulous the lid and stunning alcohol ink colours. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant post, Jennie, great to use the virtue of the strength of the yupo and the ghost images look so amazing. Love everything about it,

Lucy x

Kirsten said...

A very lovely project.

craftimamma said...

What a gorgeous mini book! The blue is so pretty and I love the images you used.

Lesley Xx

Marci said...

I think this tin and booklet are beautiful!