I have another Helen Chilton project
for you today but this time it is
Yupo and Alcohol Inks
Here's Helen to talk you through it:
For my project I've drawn on the Yupo paper with the alcohol inks
to create a scene. Add in alcohol ink pens, some black fine liner
and a frame and you're ready to go!
The alcohol inks are very forgiving on the yupo
as if you don't like a particular colour you can just drop
another one on and it'll push the first one away.
The same with the pens.
Get supplies ready: Yupo paper, alcohol inks, a mount board frame, etc
Draw some Limeade alcohol ink across bottom of Yupo:
Then draw some blending solution across to lighten
Next draw on Yupo with the Meadow ink creating a hilly effect:
Add some Latte, looking vaguely like a tree line:
Drop Red Pepper and Honeycomb in to create Autumn colours:
use Pool and Cloudy blue for the sky and drop in some Pink Sherbet:
Didn't like the pink so blotted it with a cotton ball - liked the texture it
produced so kept blotting it into some of the bushes!
Dropped a little Limeade at the bottom and then pulled it out with a cocktail stick and also added a little Lemonade to the sky to warm it up.
After that I got out the alcohol ink pens - any brand will do. I drew some yellow into the trees
....and then drew some dark red flowers in the foreground. Then I added some yellow flowers. The alcohol ink pen will remove the colour underneath - just wipe the nib repeatedly on scrap paper to get the green off and intensify the yellow/red:
Then I got out a black pen and added in very loose sketching - leaves, flowers, pebbles, fencing, etc.
This is a close up of the finished scheme - I've added a hot air balloon to create a focal point in the sky:
To finish, create a mountboard frame - note I changed the colour of mine, the red went better. I added some diecuts by Tim Holtz and some words:
Products Helen used:
Alcohol inks: Limeade, Meadow, Cloudy Blue, Pink Sherbet, Latte, Honeycomb, Lemonade
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Wildflowers
I'm sure you will all agree that this is a fabulous project, think I might need to buy that Tim Holtz die too! I was so trying not to.............!
'til next time, be crafty