Tuesday, October 2, 2018

He Was Spellbound


Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ He Was Spellbound Alcohol Lift Ink Inventor 1 Gear Head Halloween 1

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.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ He Was Spellbound Alcohol Lift Ink Inventor 1 Gear Head Halloween 2

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.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ He Was Spellbound Alcohol Lift Ink Inventor 1 Gear Head Halloween 3

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ He Was Spellbound Alcohol Lift Ink Inventor 1 Gear Head Halloween 4

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.

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ He Was Spellbound Alcohol Lift Ink Inventor 1 Gear Head Halloween 5

Sara Emily Barker http://sarascloset1.blogspot.com/ He Was Spellbound Alcohol Lift Ink Inventor 1 Gear Head Halloween 6

 I love how clear even the finest of images lift off using the Lift ink. I think I have fallen in love with alcohol inks all over again! I hope you enjoyed my first experiment with Alcohol Lift Ink and inspired to give it a try!

Happy crafting!
Sara Emily

These Tim Holtz products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

23 comments:

  1. Wow Sara...this card is amazing! Love all the details...your first go at the Alcohol Lift-ink was a complete success...can't wait to see more! Hugs ❤

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  2. Awesome card, Sara Emily! I'm a bit intimidated to try this technique!

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  3. Gorgeous card and I love the image you chose to do he Lift Ink with it looks perfect in the backdrop. Love this. Tracy ❤️❤️

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  4. I am absolutely speechless... This is THE coolest card I may have ever seen. I totally love every grungy detail and the way you layered this up is totally perfection! You thrill my grunge-loving heart my friend! Hugs, Autumn

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  5. An absolute favorite!!! PINNED! I love every detail especially the blue blotches of AI. Awesome!

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  6. A perfect experiment Sara, the background you created is incredible - in the last photo that bottom circle looks three dimensional! Great layering too, your card is fantastic! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. AWESOME background! Great layout! I love the Alcohol Lift Ink!

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  8. Wow that is a stunning card Sara! The background is incredible but then you put all those wonderful layers on top. Creative perfection! Jennie xxx

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  9. LOVE love love this card of yours, Sara! The way you have combined the alcohol lift ink effect with that breathtakingly beautiful background you've made is just beyond brilliant and so genius! Wow!

    hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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  10. So inspiring Sara, I want to get some and have a go. Your design is fabulous xxx

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  11. Wow!! This is brilliant Sara! Such an incredible background .. you certainly aced it with that Lift Ink!! Perfectly layered and fabulous colour mix!! Love this .. stunning!!! hugs xx

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  12. Love your background Sara! Those inks turned out rather cool!
    Jackie xo

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  13. Hello, my friend!! I'm back from vacation and catching up on all I've missed while I was away!! Oh my good gosh, this is amazing!! Wow, Sara Emily!! The details are amazing!! I love the layers and background and colors and every single thing!! You are such a huge inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. This is fabulous Sarah Emily! Love those colours! Chrisx

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  15. Realmente admirable el trabajo que nos muestras.
    Besos

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  16. What a wonderful card Sara Emily! So many wonderful textures and stampings! I too have all the Lift Ink supplies but haven't cracked them open yet!

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  17. Lifting my jaw off the table! WOW! Your color combinations are so earthy and full of Nature - ocean's water, sandy beach, and rich tree trunks - such amazing colors. I especially love the "distressing" around the blue circles, and the theme of circles added everywhere! Sigh. What a great guy card, especially for Halloween! LOL You have such a way with color, composition and texture, Sara! Hoping your Halloween is extra fun with lots of "happy" pranks! hugs, de

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  18. My jaw just hit the floor! How did I miss this?! The background, the layers, the puddles, the grunge, the typeface, it's all just incredible. Think this is my favourite of all your cards. <3

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  19. Your alcohol ink background is beyond stunning, Sara Emily - those rusted circles surrounding the blue drops, the fine detail of the lifted stamping - it's made me think I will have a go with the Lift Ink as soon as I can. Then the arrangement of the cogs and gears and the chap just perched there in the centre... one of my favourite creations of yours ever, for sure. I'm in love.
    Alison x

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  20. I really admire this! Your combination and placement of elements is wonderful and your photos are terrific. I've never had great success with A-inks except for tinting metal or plastic bits but I'm even more tempted to try the lift after seeing your post.

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  21. I saw this on Google what an inspiration your firts alcohol lift has been Fantastic card and great detailed post x Thanks for sharing so much

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