This month's challenge was all about using alcohol inks in a unique way -- check out Tim's amazing tag for July and his step-by-step instructions HERE.
A variety of alcohol inks were used. For the sand: caramel & latte; for the grassy bits: lettuce; for the sun & sunspots: butterscotch, & gold mixative (on the tag); for the waves: cloudy blue, & stream (on the card). The pants/sandals were colored with cranberry, using an Adirondack fillable pen.
The stamp set is Paradise (of course), by CTMH. And I think this just might be the first time I've used it. But I love it!
HERE. It's one of my popular posts found on my sidebar...and is themed more towards winter.
Here's a TIP for cleaning up when using alcohol inks. First of all, use a craft sheet to protect your work surface. Nothing sticks to it, and it cleans up beautifully with....Hand Sanitizer! The hand sanitizer not only helps clean your hands, but add a little squirt to a wet wipe or towel and simply wipe off your craft mat! Love this stuff!!
And that's not all -- do you have one of those table that are made out of that hard durable plastic? If you do, and you like to use dye inks, sprays, and watercolors, you just might find that your table is holding on to some of that color. Simply add several squirts of hand sanitizer directly to the table and use a damp rag, or wet wipe to move it around and wipe up the mess. My table still looks like new! I use this method when I'm teaching classes as well -- a quick & easy way to clean up a lot of mess.
Stay Cool! Lisa