Hello friends! I enjoyed some much needed crafty time this weekend, and finally gave Tim Holtz Alcohol Link Ink a try. I've had it for a while, but truth be told, I was just a little afraid of trying something so different. My card features two of Tim's stamps sets: Inventor 1 and School Desk. I inked white yupo paper with alcohol inks and allowed it to dry overnight. I applied the inks by first dipping and dragging the yupo through puddles of alcohol ink diluted with 91% alcohol, and then by dropping individual drops of a contrasting ink on the panel. Using my Stamp Platform, I lifted the color with typewriter and typeface stamps from each of the stamp sets. I blotted the ink off the panel with a paper towel and buffed with a clean cloth. How easy is this?! Why haven't I tried this before? After all, the simple instructions are listed right on the packaging.
I layered my background over two sheets of sanded Classic Kraft Stock. Then I layered a vintage spelling book page, a scrap of kraft stock, some thread, a pile of gears, a Mixed Media #3 die cut and a Halloween Paper Doll Ancestor with piercing eyes. I cut the gears from kraft stock and black card using Tim's Gear Head Thinlits die, sanded the kraft and layered them up for dimension. I used the large gear collage, cut off what I didn't want and added a few individual gear die cuts.
I further distressed the spelling book page and typeface die cut with Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide inks and Caramel alcohol ink. I scuffed the Paper Doll and Halloween Quote Chip and blended them with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
These Tim Holtz products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: