A little crafting always makes me feel better… dishes are left to soak, the floor awaits mopping, but still…
I wanted to try a new alcohol ink technique. Place ink on your prepared surface. Let dry.
You’re supposed to use a weak blow dryer to push the ink around once a drop or two of alcohol has been placed in selected spots. Since all I have is one of those “hold onto your hat” type dryers, I had to hold it FAR away from the plate. Keep adding alcohol. Keep blowing.
Add a bit of gold highlights at the end, and voila!
I like it. Since that was my only plate, and I wanted to try the “rose” technique as well, I had to change strategy. Instead of blow drying in a straight line, the rose is dried in a circle, recreating the multiple petals. Well, on coffee mugs that wouldn’t work as the ink would simply roll around the edge of the cup. I decided I’d just reenact the idea by using a brush.
Huh. I kinda like that too! I’m going to have to translate that to Indian Paintbrush and shooting stars, though… if I can!Find me here!