Thursday, 28 September 2017

Drunken Chalks

Drunken Chalks

Hi Everyone!

Glad you could stop by.

Today we have Hazel Harler
with us.  She is going to
demonstrate her take on
the topic, so sit back and

"For my latest project I've been playing 
with the Drunken Chalk technique.

 For my first card I used Versa Magic
 chalk inks and glossy card. 

I coloured the card with the ink pads 
directly onto the card,

The card was then sprayed with surgical spirit.

When the spirit had dried I covered 
the card with Encore metallic ink.

I sprayed the card with the spirit and the 
metal in the Encore ink separated from 
the rest of the ink 

The card was stamped with Paperartsy stamps
 and Archival ink.


For my second card I sponged Distress Oxide 
onto the glossy card.

I used a pipette to drip the 
surgical spirit onto the card.

I cut the card in half and covered one half 
with Encore metalic ink and 
dripped the spirit with the pipette. 

I loved the effect it made.

To finish the card I used Kaisercraft papers, 
Woodware stamps, black archival and I coloured 
the image with indian ink markers:


I decided to make a Christmas card for my 
next sample. 

I coloured the glossy card with three 
different blue Distress Oxide inks.

 I covered the card with Encore metalic ink.

This is the result after dripping 
surgical spirit onto the card. 

It's a good idea to spray the finished 
background with an acrylic sealer as
 the metal ink will rub of on 
everything that touches it.

 I used a Woodware stamp on the card 
and heat embossed it. 

The image was matted onto red and 
blue card and I trimmed it with some ribbon.


 For my last sample I scribbled some
 Distress Oxide onto glossy card using 
the corner of the inkpads.

 Then sprayed it with surgical spirit.

 I covered one half of the card with the metallic ink 
and dripped some surgical spirit onto it.

I stamped the background with a Woodware stamp
 and coloured it with Indian ink markers."


Great tutorial Hazel;
thank you very much
I am sure everyone will
have learned a lot here

I am sure you all agree that
Hazel has produced a beautiful
set of cards using this technique
Do you have a favourite?  
Currently I am favouring the
last one..........but this my

Anyway, I am now off to get
some surgical spirit.......

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Fantastic techniques and cards Hazel! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love the effect obtained when using a pipettes. My favourite is the last one too xx

  3. What fantastic effects with the surgical spirit and the metallic ink layers - I've never seen that done, and it's very cool! Lovely cards with all the resulting backgrounds too. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Alison x


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