Monday, 30 July 2012

Gessoing with Alcohol Inks-Technique by Jennie

Hello, and welcome to another one of my technique based posts for The Creative Team.As you may have gathered , I am truly hooked on using Gesso on everything I make at he moment ( check out our new challenge next month too!!) , and when I came across this video using Gesso AND Alcohol inks, I just had to show you!
All the ingredients are at the bottom in appropriate links :))
I used one of Tim's new Embossing folders , and layered sticky back foil onto some card and ran it through my Vagabond.




I painted the metal side with white gesso, just thickly enough to cover the metal colour, and let it dry.


Then taking 3 or 4 or even 5 colours of alcohol inks,  drip them gently onto the embossed gessoed card, and move them around with a cocktail stick, or similar until you get the desired effect. Remember alcohol inks dry quickly, so you need to work quite fast.



Once you have achieved your desired effect, dry with a heat tool. You can leave it like this or add some Archival ink on top to add depth. You can then sand it back a little if you like, and add more ink on top too.


I liked this technique as the Gesso will make the inks matte and not translucent if they were just on the metal alone(if that makes sense?)


I do hope you like my little technique of the month, and don't forget to tune in on Wednesday for some exciting news!
Have a creative day

Jennie

19 comments:

Netty said...

wow thats a great technique using the foil. Have used this technique on dominos and it looks great also.

Elly said...

Very cool effect. Thanks for showing (:o)

Georgie Horn said...

I love alcohol inks and gesso techniques

Louise said...

Wow, this is brilliant. I love the idea of bright but not shiny!

Sid said...

That looks super Jennie !!

butterfly said...

Great technique... I'm so looking forward to my first chance to play with alcohol inks (they're waiting for me back home). The opaque effect with the gesso is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it.
Alison x

Julia S-W said...

What a brilliant technique! I have to try this and luckily I actually have all the ingredients!
Juliaxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Glorious, thank you for the tutorial and inspiration XOXO Zoe

Astrid Maclean said...

What a cool effect, looks fantastic!! Off to check the video now, - thanks for the inspiration!

Ali said...

What a fab technique! Thanks for sharing! :D

Ali

Redanne said...

Ooh great technique, must have a go at this, love it!

whyducks said...

Oh that is really lovely Jennie

CraftyJo said...

That's a great technique, thanks for sharing Jennie, might just go have a play with that....:)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great technique
Thanks for showing it

Greetings Janny

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous!!! xx

Alie said...

What an amazing result Jennie! Love the combination.
But I wonder...can you tell me the name of the TH embossingfolder? Since a week I'm looking for it, but can't find it again on the internet...Thanks in advance!

Greetings, Alie :-)

Tracey said...

VERY VERY cool technique!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Buttons said...

Think you've just single-handedly caused a wave of excitement in blogland here Jennie. I too have the ingredients and will definitely give it a go. Loving your project. Hugs, Buttons x

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Love the industrial look, Would be great with steampunk!
hugs Lynn