Thursday, 28 March 2013

Challenge #25 Alcohol inking

Not the best of photos due to the reflection on the glass but had great fun making this altered photo frame for Neet and Von's fabulous challenge over at Artful Times and as per challenge requirements I used lots of alcohol inks, which are one of my favourite products to play with.
Used alcohol inks on back of acetate, die cut and silk flowers, swirls, clock and top of star shaped jewels.


I designed the printable acetate myself using some family photos and own artwork.

After printing out used various alcohol inks on the back but behind that put a sheet of coloured peachy/red tones card printed from an Artylicious cd.
A small piece of the same colour card was ribbled and used under photo.
The photo of my late Grandfather aged about 3 photo taken about 1899

The frame was roughly painted with Reeves bronze acrylic paint.

I used varied flowers and swirl dies (think they were Marianne Designs). The flowers were painted with the bronze paint then alcohol inks applied and also on centre bits.
The swirls done the same, slightly random paint then added inks.
The clock on lower right side was done using X-cut tri-boss Chronology clocks folder... after embossing it I used a small spellbinder circle die to cut it out then used alcohol inks and also some rub on waxes.


  1. Your artwork and design on the acetate is brilliant, love how you have used the alcohol inks to bring everything together into such a beautiful creation. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Absolutely beautiful, you clever thing.

  3. This is just beautiful! You are very talented :)

    Lauren x

  4. Wow, your postcard is gorgeous, love every detail on it.

    Happy Easter

  5. Just love the way you have used the inks on different surfaces to create your wonderful family momento and thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

  6. Gorgeous design Gill, Love the paint and ink effects. The colours are fab xx

  7. Wow! Glad to see the finished piece! The acetate piece you designed is amazing! Such a great picture of your grandfather and such lovely florals you made! Hope it finds a great spot of honor to be displayed.

  8. That is so lovely, adore everything about it, what a lovely treasure to keep.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx

  9. What a gorgeous frame. Love the way you created the acetate. Suzanne

  10. Beautiful work-so pleased you have become a follower at Out of a Hat Creations

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Thank you so much for directing me back to see your finished flowers...I am in awe of your beautiful work!!!! It is amazing the things we find when hopping around on the WOYWW. I have only just discovered it 2 weeks ago, and am very happy to have met you and seen your beautiful work. Hope you have a wonderfully creative week! Hugs, Cathryn

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! The combination of colours, photos and flower in the beautiful frame is great! Valerie

  13. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog, dear Gibby. That gave me the chance to hop over and visit you, too. I am impressed by your altered frame and the selfmade acetate print. I was also impressed when I read your profile and found out in how many artistic disciplines you are at home... I will come regularly now!
    Greets, Manu

  14. Absolutely stunning work. The frame is gorgeous and your images on the acetate are wonderful. Vee xx

  15. thank you for the progress and the yummy zoom looks of your wonderful pieces! ♥ Conny


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