Day 4 Growing in Unity 2020

Welcome back to day 4 of my GIU week. All week I have been using previously unused supplies along with stamps that had never been inked up. The supply today is Alcohol Lift Ink. I believe Whitney did a video using this quite awhile ago and it looked like fun,

This technique starts with putting blending solution on a suitable medium (I used Grafix craft plastic) and then dropping alcohol ink randomly all over the sheet. I used two greens and a light yellow for the top cards; two blues and silver mixative on the bottom. Have fun blowing the ink around and adding blending solution or more ink if needed. After the ink dries, you then ink up your stamp with the Lift Off Ink and stamp the panel. When you take the stamp off, the alcohol from the panel sticks to the stamp. You can then use that to stamp on a plain panel (which are the examples on the white background). When I was doing the snowflakes, I accidentally dropped my stamping block after stamping the first snow flake on the white which resulted in another lighter image. I decided to go with it as a second generation stamping technique and stamped each image several times before cleaning the stamp and going back to the alcohol ink panel to lift another image. I liked it so much, I wished I had done it for the ferns too. After you lift the ink, you have to take a soft cloth or paper towel and rub over it. That takes even more ink off so that the image really shows.

Here are closeups of the images.

The stamp sets I used were June 2020 KOM called Change the World, September 2020 KOM called Elements of the Holiday and a sentiment from August 2020 KOM called Count Your Blessings. I did find that a more solid image or with larger lines work better. Below are panels I tried with the leaf and sunflower from the August KOM. As you can seen, they just didn’t show up as well.

Remember to comment and you will be in the drawing for one of two Unity grab bags of 25 stamps. These prizes are provided by Unity and always have some awesome stamps in them. Tomorrow is my last day, so stop by one more time. – Denise

60 thoughts on “Day 4 Growing in Unity 2020

  1. These are beautiful you have done a great job this week inspiring us to use supplies we have never used. I have these supplies and can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. The alcohol and lift inks are very cool. The fern leaf looks so 3-D and the blue snowflake panels are pretty. Even the panels that didn’t work out as well are still so pretty and I hope you show us how you use them up in the future!

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  3. Wonderful cards!! The ferns look so 3-D and the original snowflake panel looks like a dark snowstorm. The stamp off panel is so pretty with the first and second gen stamping. Even the panels that didn’t work out as you had hoped are pretty! ( I hope you will show us how you use in them in the future!)😊

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  4. Wow, you did an incredible job with that technique! I love the green ferns, but I can’t decide if I like the background or the stamped one better!
    Melanie

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  5. I won an alcohol lift ink pad almost a year ago and then I bought a 3 pack of alcohol inks … and there they sat until I just bought some Yupo paper last week! LOL You’ve inspired me to get moving to using it. lol Wonderful projects!

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  6. I love how you used the alcohol ink you picked up with the stamp to create an entirely different card front. I also love how you embraced the “dropped” stamp to incorporate multi-generational stamping for a completely different look. Great job!

    sue n.

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  7. Oh wow!! I have never tried alcohol lift!
    What stunning results!! I see endless possibilities using fun color combinations. Unity stamps are definitely in the spot light! Great day.

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