Another quick play, this time with alcohol inks. It was inspired by a blog post from Kim Cook over at Thirteen Chairs.
This was also a good opportunity to try out the alcohol inks I got in the July ScrawlrBox subscription. All of my current alcohol inks are Ranger Adirondack ones, so it was interesting to try a different brand. The Marabu diamond sparkle is unlike anything I have: very fine, very sparkly, and adds a lot of texture. The other inks in the kit were magenta, caribbean and an extender.
I don’t have a vast selection of different-sized glasses — at least not without a lot of digging through cupboards — but I remembered that I do have an old set of plastic cookie cutters that I could repurpose into craft tools.
Because I wanted to overlap the circles, I had to dry the ink as I went along rather than positioning the cutters and leaving them to dry. I also experimented with different amounts of ink and moving the cutters while it was still wet to get a wider ring. The larger scattered rings piece was made by creating a typical alcohol ink background first and then adding the rings over the top.
Alcohol ink is always fun to play with and the diamond sparkle really adds an extra dimension.