OK, here's a question for you? What do Monster Drinks and Alcohol Inks have in common?
One would be the "ink"...but, I'm sure there will be a hundred clever answers, I'm talking aluminum FLOWERS! LOL!
I've been having the best time with alcohol inks! I find it fascinating how these inks work. You can get so many different variations by using different applicators or just dropping the ink onto the object. Ok, maybe I've had too much caffeine!!
So here's what I've been doing in the studio today. They will be for a project I will share with you tomorrow.
!!!CAUTION!!! Cut Aluminum is SHARP! Please be careful!!!
First I cut the top and bottom off the aluminum can with a serated knife. I then used scisoors to cut the can down the middle to form an aluminum sheet.
I then ran the aluminum through the Vagabond using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die and the mini Tattered Florals Die.
I then scored them with a few different McGill stylus.
Next I used Alchol Inks to color the metal.
The last step was to stack several of the petals together and pierce the flower in the center and add a brad to hold it together. A Monster Flower Bouquet...Check back tomorrow to see the project that these go on....
Thanks For Looking!
The Gentleman Crafter