As always the workshop was lots of fun and we always enjoy the company of our fellow crafters - hope to see you at one of our events one day :0)
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Lovin' Ink at The Stamp Man
Yesterday was the alcohol ink workshop at The Stamp Man which as usual was filled with inky fingers and much hilarity. Our workshops are geared around showing participants techniques - exploring properties of the ink then letting them loose with their own creativity. So we spent the morning building up record cards for their technique books exploring the different surfaces and how the ink reacts on them, controlling the ink and building up depth. Many people buy these products and only use them one or two ways - our workshops are designed to unleash the inner child and give permission to play with abandon, learning techniques and making something to take home - in this case it was a frame, glass votive and a card. One of the most important things we try to build in is that when things go wrong its not a disaster but a learning curve so don't be scared to have a go. We had touched on the ability to control light and dark areas so I made this atc to demonstrate just that - the alcohol ink has been added all over the card - in this case 2 lights - and then a few drops of blending solution have been used to highlight where the face will be when stamped. These are of course stamps by Tim Holtz and this particular set is my newest one. I have also used a metal flower, made with the tattered floral die and a piece of a coke can, coloured it with the same colours then bent it a little for some shape. Mounted onto silver miri card and this is now a RAK for the atc winner over at The Stamp Man ATC swap.