Last night I sat down and played a bit just for the sake of playing. I recently got a couple of the fun shadowbox frames made by Darcie's from Simon Says Stamp and was itching to play with them. I decided that an alcohol ink project might be in order.
These frames have a solid back, die cut sides and a clear acrylic top that all clip together. For my project, I stamped one of my very favorite Tim Holtz stamps, the bird from the Urban Tapestry set on the front of the acrylic using Staz-On ink.
I turned the acrylic over and began adding layers of alcohol ink in blues, greens, yellows, and oranges. To clear the center area, I applied straight blending solution to a clean felt pad on the ink applicator tool and dabbed it in in the center to clear any wayward ink.
I used a paint brush to add color on the bird.
I covered the top inner chipboard layer of the frame in cream textured Bazzill cardstock. I love how the texture of the paper shows through and adds extra interest.
I brushed the sides of the chipboard frame layers with distress ink.
I finished off with a fun ticket that I created using the Tim Holtz Odds and Ends 100th Stamp set along with the matching Ticket Strip die. I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges and attached it with a memo pin.