Thursday, 2 October 2008

Messing about with inks - Autumn Leaves Tag



I bought some inks so thought I would play around with them. I haven't tried painting with them before - from pots with a brush! Just used ink pads, alcohol inks, and distressed inks - so this is a new venture for me.

These little Goddesses are smaller than the picture. These were scanned into the computer so look better in real life. And of course the embossing is a lovely shade of Divine Gold from MADJAK designs - a link is in one of the posts further down.

The faces are flesh coloured - some inked and some dusted with pastels - its not so obvious from these scans - with the light from the printer its tends to wash out the colours somewhat.

Its quite a different 'art' painting with inks - and mistakes can't be covered up either - so it takes time and patience - hence doing them over two days - I like to wait for them to dry rather than dry them with a heat gun. These are Ecoline inks.

I think I need to experiment more to get the best out of them - but I am enjoying playing around.

8 comments:

Claireabelle said...

This is fab Lottie
xx

sam21ski said...

WOW Lottie these look fantastic, love the bright crispness they have about them xxx

Carol said...

Really love this one Lottie, mind you it is one of my all time fav stamps! love the colours - have never thought of painting with the inks...something I must try...

xx

Lottie said...

Thanks - I made them for an Autumn tag swap - but couldn't get the sizes quite right - so here they are LOL

Mags said...

Wow Lottie, these tags are just wonderful, love everything about them, images, colours used.

Paula said...

oh my goodness woman youve been busy and what fab creations - I never actually thought of painting with the inks...must give that a go sometime!

Lesley said...

Fab! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Mee said...

FAB, beautiful image. Thanks for joining in with the challenge, hope to see you back soon :o) Jo x