Friday, 5 February 2016

I love alcohol


welcome to my canvas inspiration for this months challenge at

The theme this month is Anything Goes.

I thought I would take a step back in time to a technique I haven't done for a long time. Many years ago I used to go to a craft shop that has now closed and had some fantastic times their learning lots to do with alcohol inks and I have loved them ever since.


This is a very messy technique but worth the mess. Put down a water proof mate to catch the excess ink that runs off you will be using this later. Take a canvas,even the cheap ones you can get, and submerge it in water so that it is wet through ( see told you it was messy ). Then you take the alcohol inks and drop spots of ink onto the canvas, have the canvas at an angle so the inks will run down. The water lets the inks spread and run and create their own patterns so you will never do two the same. then you just put it to one side to dry.  See it's really easy.


Then it's just decoration time. The large flowers are lengths of plain ribbon, white is best, the just put it into all that ink you have on the mat to colour it in the same colours. When dry run a cotton threasd along one edge and gather it up to make flowers. Then there are small silk flowers, fluffy yarns, bits of rusty wire anything you fancy really arrange onto your canvas as you wish. I hope you all like it, I enjoyed getting messy again, 

I would like to enter this canvas in the following challenges

18 comments:

  1. Hi Janet - great canvas! Love the colours.
    Hugs,
    Bev xx

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  2. Wow Janet, I really love how your canvas has turned out and I love the colours, and the way you decorated the canvas turned out lovely...

    Hugs
    Rhonda xxx
    http://www.creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au

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  3. This is a wonderful canvas Janet and I love your technique. The earthy colours and pretty flowers are fabulous xx

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  4. Beautiful work and just love those flowers.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #08 and best of luck with your entry.
    Don't forget, all winners from our monthly challenges from all categories are eligible to enter the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge on 1st March 2016. Winners from this current challenge will also be eligible.
    Links for the Champion of Champion Challenge will be provided on our March monthly challenge as well as posted on Meet at the Scrappers Corner https://www.facebook.com/groups/694374473958879/ and also the World Wide Open DT Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1461676534124574/

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  5. Beautiful project. Love the flowers and your colour choice. Happy creating. Judy

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  6. Really fab creation. Love the background and flowers.

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  7. Beautiful canvas, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

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  8. Gorgeous canvas, love that background and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create
    Claire xx

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  9. Funny title and beautiful piece!

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  10. Stunning background on your canvas...a technique I must try.
    The flowers are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  11. Wowzers this is amazing!! Thank you for playing in our challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com! Hugs, Rosie

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  12. Oh that sounds like a super fun technique! Must try it out some time! Fab canvas. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  13. Hi Janet, what a fun technique and I'm definitely going to give this a try. I adore alcohol inks and they've been sitting in my container waaaaay too long. Thank you for creating with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit

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  14. Beautiful, such pretty color combo ♥♥

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  15. Beautiful project. Stunning flowers and colour. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  16. Fabulous canvas looking amazing. Love the simple technique too x

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