Hi everyone! I have a simple and easy way to use alcohol inks on your handmade paper to create a one of a kind background!
My paper that I started with was pretty cool with lots of lovely little specks of color in it by creating my paper with the Arnold Grummer Papermill kit. Then ( as accidents do happen ) I spilled some spray ink on my desk and I used my handmade paper to blot it up as I knew it would absorb it quickly. I liked how it looked and as soon as it dried out I went about adding some more fun to it.
I had a stencil that had some leftover alcohol ink on it so I spritzed it with 70% acholol, laid it over my handmade paper and used a brayer to make sure I had a nice even contact.
You can see how the alcohol inks really gave me a nice effect and totally lets the texture of the handmade paper shine through.
To finish up: all I did was stamp and die cut the cow from another scrap of handmade paper, color him in and embellish a little by drawing a flower with my marker ( which really was created to hide a glue spot...shhh...no one will ever know! ) And lastly I added the stamped sentiment onto a hand cut comic bubble.
So what mixed media techniques have your tried with handmade paper?