15 October 2013

A brayer, a stencil and some alcohol inks...

Hi everyone. Thank you for your positive reaction to the cards I've made using some of the techniques from the Creative Chemistry 102 course. Here's one that was inspired by the colour scheme employed by the super talented Kaz Hall on a sample she created for the course.


I can't share the techniques, just their names, as you really need to take the course to understand them properly. Mind you, the background was made using Brayered Stains which previously featured one of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013.


One of the products I was most thrilled to 'get to grips' with was alcohol inks, and I pushed it as far as possible with this background. I started with some Monoprinting and then used my TH Cargo stencil to create Faded Layers. Finally I stamped through the same stencil with a stamp from the TH Laboratorie set.


With such a 'grungy' look I could keep it simple with the stamping.


Mounting the main image and the sentiment helped to 'frame' them properly. Adding texture/interest came from applying black and white paint lines using the side of a ruler, applying black texture paste through my Wendy Vecchi 'Yikes Stripes' stencil, using Faux Patina staples and number rub ons.


And a final detail - a Faux Patina chipboard die cut over a clock rub on with and alcohol ink altered game spinner and some cracked Glossy Accents (amazing what you can find between the ice-cream and the peas in the freezer!)


That's it for now. Lots more to test, tons more to learn. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by - I really appreciate it. Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

34 comments:

  1. Wow! That background is fabulous! Great project!

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  2. Fabulous...using lots of great techniques...I bet you had loads of fun xxx

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  3. Those colours and techniques have huge impact together and the whole effect and design is stunning, I just adore the faux patina clock. Great job Jenny.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  4. Good morning Jenny,
    You are certainly turning out some stunning creations. I love the background effect on this one. The addition of the "clock hands" is so eye catching.
    Have a fantastic day
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  5. What a great and gorgeous projekt, Jenny.

    Nice to see your picture

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  6. A wonderful background you created and terrific stamping and layers.

    Chrissie x

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  7. Fab tag! and you won over on my blog too! :) xx

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  8. Great colour scheme and great art! I think alcohol inks are so underused but as you've shown you can create lovely backgrounds with them!!

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  9. Fantastic backgrounds on this - and great colours.

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  10. I love how you have taken the techniques from CC102 and applied them so creatively, the background looks wonderful and I just adore the crackled clock face (my new obsession!). You are super talented yourself! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. wow this is so exciting to look at Jenny, Annette x

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  12. This is over the top fabulous! Love the background you achieved!!!

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  13. This card looks so great Jenny...very interesting details

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  14. I so like this colour scheme, it is bold yet at the same time has a lovely timeworn appearance to it - another fabulous creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. That looks so complicated. It's wonderful Jenny :o) x

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  16. This is so cool! Love how you incorporated different techniques together! :)

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  17. Love everything as a whole Jenny but the clock is my fave on this creation as is the colour scheme.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  18. Good evening Jenny, thank you for your comments.
    My sister "Hazel's baskets of Joy" and two friends fly down Thursday mid afternoon, will do the show all day Friday, fly back home Saturday. We are staying at the Airport Travel Lodge and intend hanging around there on the Friday evening catching up with few people who have contacted us. Most we don't know other than through our Blogs so it will be nice to meet them.

    Patricia xxx

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  19. Wow Jenny! What a beautiful card! I love your mix of colors and embellishments!

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  20. I'm really enjoying seeing the results of your creative journey Jenny. It is about challenge trying and doing isn't it and you are doing all of those things. The colour scheme is wonderful too by the way!

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  21. Oh Jenny, this looks deliciously inky and grungy. Great colours on this card, lookin' fab! xx

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  22. That was another fun technique and one in which you mastered so perfectly! Love that background! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

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  23. Your choice of colours works so well Jenny :)
    Von ♥

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  24. wow Jenny! This card is amazing! Love both backgrounds!Really beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

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  25. I do love this gent and you've done a marvellous job with the techniques and dies etc. I really will have to make time to follow this 102 course!

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  26. Fabulous backgrounds and I love all those wonderful stamps/stencils Jennie. I have just started CC102 and I am really enjoying it. Sending you a huge crafty hug

    Annie x

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  27. Another lovely creation ! Great layering, I must say I was pleased to get the alcohol inks out. Such a different medium to the usual paints and stains. You've certainly nailed some of Tim's techniques with this gorgeous card. Keep up the good work! ( OMG that's the teacher in me ) xx

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  28. Hello Jenny,
    Only me just wondering if you are OK???
    No change of art for a week, not like you.
    I know that life in general keeps getting in the way. I am finding that myself at the moment.
    Had a "whole day" in the house today .... what an absolute luxury I have thouroly enjoyed
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  29. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my autumn canvas, dear Jenny! It was great fun to create something for Your Creative Corner!
    And better even: Wishing to thank you I found your amazing blog and started to follow it through bloglovin immediately. There is so much to see and to learn! I love the way you create your backgrounds and mount bits and pieces to result in beautiful pieces of art! Happy to have found you!
    Greets,
    Manu

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  30. What a fabulous grungy background - and the stamping looks fantastic. So much depth and texture here - wow!
    Alison xx

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  31. The coloring is just fantastic! I love the alarm clock most of all with its intricate face and funky spinner.

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  32. Great card Jenny ! Just to let you know I've had a fab time being February's guest designer for OCC, thank you so much for the invite. So happy to see your name on Tim's Blogworthy links. What a great start to the year ! Enjoy your well earned recognition xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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