Saturday 26 August 2017

2017 #12 Watery Inspiration {by Keren Baker}

2017 Topic 12: Hybrid Inks 

Keren is back, and she found out something pretty cool with Nuvo and Oxide inks, plus she has some StazOn opaque white in the mix too, and then there's the colouring in products!! Quite the experimenter!

Hi everyone, it's Keren Baker with you today, and I'd like to share with you a project experimenting with watercolour, alcohol markers, blending alcohol and two Hybrid type inks; Nuvo Hybrid Ink and Distress Oxide inks.

Putting these inks through their paces in combination with other products made for a really interesting experiment. I've chosen Clare Lloyd's 06 set

I wanted to see what would happen if I used BOTH watercolour and alcohol type products with the hybrid inks and how the Distress Oxides would react when your colour over them with alcohol markers and when you mix the inks with more blending alcohol. I thought Clare Lloyd's set would be perfect with the water theme and starting by mixing Distress Oxides with more Ranger Alcohol Blending solution and adding it onto some Hot Press Bockingford Watercolour paper.

Those three pieces show three 'pick-ups' from the one set of Distress Oxide dots and swished Blending Alcohol. I used the Distress Ink re-inkers direct from the bottle which I'm finding much more useful than the standard ink pads. I liked the more sparse amount of ink as I wanted a 'watery' effect. The alcohol further spread and diluted the Oxides and they sunk into the paper more quickly with the alcohol producing a beautiful soft but speckled effect. Adding more water then will change up the look.

What was fascinating, was after stamping with the Nuvo Shadow Black Hybrid ink, it appeared to sink behind the oxide colours and wasn't affected by the alcohol markers. The alcohol markers didn't change the colour of the oxides (which was the opposite of what I'd imagined) and although I was more careful adding the watercolour using Aquamarkers (Nuvo) around the oxides as I didn't want the effect changed; the ink held waterfast.

In line with the sentiment I'd chosen from the stamp set, I wanted not only to have the whirling water around her face, I wanted to add some rain. I could have just stamped over the top but thought another transparent layer would be interesting. The Hybrid Black Shadow ink can be heat set onto non-porous layers- so would have been perfect for the acetate, but I preferred the white, so used White Stazon instead. Adding blue alcohol marker colour to the reverse of the white stamped acetate layer gave the girl further dimension.

Attaching the acetate piece using a trickle of yellow stitching completed the look.

I highly recommend having a play with the Hybrid inks; loved playing with them. The Nuvo Hybrid Ink is perfect for just about anything that you throw at it. The Oxides will react in different ways dependent on what you put over or near it. I am definitely going to be experimenting more with adding to the Oxide inks with alcohol and other products before adding to cardstock or other substrates. The Hybrid style stamping inks are really my new favourite ink as I don't have to make a colouring decision before I stamp! 

Thanks for joining me, 
Keren xx

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Ohh she really looks drippy, and no surprise after all the inks you threw at her! Love how she is peeking out from behind them all! Must remember to use my re-inkers direct from the bottle!! ~Leandra

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Helen said...

What a fab piece, Keren! Love the idea of experimenting with both hybrid inks...will need to go buy some!

Christine said...

Hi there Keren,

What fun you had experimenting with all those inks and colouring stuff!
Great results! Lovin' that stamp set - cool quote!

I'll have to gather everything together and start experimenting myself, thanks for the tutorial and inspiration.

Christine xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Lots of fun and great results Keren. The stitching is a great addition. Xx 😊

Sarah Anderson said...

I've been using the re-inkers on my gelli plate since you mentioned using them - they're fab! I love the white stazon raindrops, and the card is fabulous. I'm off to experiment with oxides and alcohol solution

Lauren Hatwell said...

You're too good. You know that Mrs.... Lx

Clare Lloyd said...

Ace project

Ruth said...

What a fantasticc result, love experimenters! xx

Art By Wanda said...

Wow!! I wouldn't have even thought to try the alcohol with the oxides. Very interesting and cool. Wonderful project!!!

Dortesjs said...

waue awsome i do love your art

I Card Everyone said...

The only thing better than this card, would be a video to show us how it came together!!
Outstanding, Keren!! xx

Etsuko said...

Lovely project and great result. Love the experimenting! Now I listed these re-inkers!! xx

Vivian Foo said...

What a fabulous project and fun play!