Thursday, June 1, 2017

cardztv mailbox smiles challenge #3

happy friday!!! time for mailbox smiles anything goes challenge over at cardztv. woohoo! if you haven't check out the rest of the dts projects be sure to , awesome work as always.  and be sure to play along with us we love when you do!!! AND you have a chance of winning a  set of cardztv stamps! isn't mary generous! we all seriously love her so much! you have until thursday june 15th to show us your stuff! 
for my project this week i did another alcohol ink tile. hope you're not getting bored with them. its my latest obsession ;) if you haven't tried a/i you're really missing out on some very cool and unique and one of a kind art. no two can be exactly the same as the inks flow and blend differently every single time. 

here's my project. 
i took a glossy tile, the kind you pick up at lowes or home depot for about 25 cents each.( square 4X4 tiles are 16 cents) i cleaned the surface with regular rubbing alcohol. if you don't do this first fingerprints and smudge marks and dirt will show through your ink. i added my background color right onto the tile then  using a cotton ball with a little bit of blending solution on it i smeared the ink all over the tile . you can use the blending tool associated with a/inks and blot it same with the cotton ball, its all up to your liking. if you don't like your end result just add some blending solution and try a different method. if you're still not satisfied  don't get frustrated, just take it all off with rubbing alcohol, NOT blending solution and start over.
here's a little up close shot. i'm not perfect in my art abilities. no biggie. i have fun and that's whats most important. my thought is no ones a better artist than anyone else just different. be confident in what you do!

i used a sweet stamp from the "think spring" set.i use ranger archival ink. if you make a booboo with your stamp be sure to wipe it off as the ink dries fast. you'll have to fix the alcohol ink under it but no worries. 
 you can purchase this  fabulous set and many others ~>here<~
don't ya just love how i made your life just a tad bit easier there ;) you're welcome in advance :) 

i hope i've inspired you today. thank you so much for the visit . you're sweet comments make me smile. thank you for that too! happy crafting and don't forget to join in our fun challenge!  also, you don't have to use cardztv stamps to play along with us but of course it would be most awesome if you did ;) 
hugs and love to ya! shelly