My little boy managed a full day at school yesterday so I got a chance to sit at my craft desk to play. I had a general idea as to what I wanted to make but other than that I was happy to see what I came up with. I used my Ranger/Tim Holtz alcohol inks on coated card. After several attempts (and very inky hands) I had figured out roughly how the inks would move and behave and what I wanted to do with them.
I inked up the background first and then dropped in pools of ink. As they spread over the paper I added drops of darker ink into the centre and then added drops of pearl mixative making sure I kept to the top half of the paper so I had room to draw in stems. I carried on this way until I was happy with how it looked. The ink moved slighty differently on each flower so the results are lovely and varied. The pearl mixative ink gave a gorgeous shimmer which really catches the light. I finished with an embossed Tim Holtz sentiment stamp and some sticky enamel dots.
A close up of the flowers to show the effect of the pearl mixative. It took on the colour of ink underneath it. The big red flowers remind me of poppies.
Hope you like the overall effect as much as I do.