Okay, here's a little more info the Alcohol Ink Resist technique. Remember, it's not white ink stamped unto a piece of acrylic. It's alcohol ink that has been applied; then a little technique using a stamp and black archival ink, and carefully swiping will create a great look to your project. Here's, the sample again.
- Take a Fragment shape of your choosing:
- Prep your Alcohol Inks and choose the colors you want on your Ink Applicator;
- Apply ink to Fragment;
- Let dry completely(eating a piece of chocolate can lend for ample drying time);
- Choose a good image to stamp. Take into consideration the Fragment size when choosing stamp. You want some detail to your stamped image. The stamp in the sample is from a floral swirl from Floral Tattoo(Tim Holtz Collection);
- Using Jet Black Archival Ink, ink up your stamp. Light press Fragment onto stamped image and lift carefully;
- Using a lint free cloth, carefully blot the black ink. The black ink will rub off the alcohol ink to reveal the stamped image;
- Back up the Fragment with glossy white cardstock and voila'...it will look awesome!
I used Studio 490 Funky Flower Art(Wendy Vecchi) and found that there was a half flower and stem that would be perfect for the stamped Fragment. I also used one of the fun mesh-like background stamp from Psychedelic Grunge to give the card more interest.
Try the technique out a couple times. Experiment with different alcohol ink combinations/colors and also try out different stamps. Here's another sample I did at Ranger U using the a stamp from Sketch Elements(Tim Holtz Collection).
You can also view the technique HERE.