Sunday, July 4, 2010

Alcohol ink monoprint flower: A Studio L3 Compendium challenge

Woohoo! I'm back with my second try at the alcohol ink monoprint for Linda's Studio L3 Compendium challenge!

I'm much, much happier with this attempt: Probably because I had a better concept going in to this project.

Also, I realized that since I don't own one of Mr. Holtz's recommended craft mats I needed to experiment more with my surfaces. I ended up using plastic wrap (after trying a silicone mat, aluminum foil and a cookie sheet).

This finished design is an alcohol ink monoprint flower (starting from a Cricut die cut), mounted on copper wire and embellished with a flashing leaf that has been embossed and inked.

When I have time (ha ha) I might make a whole garden of monoprint flowers!

Don't forget to stop by L3 to join this week's challenge before midnight July 4 or on July 5 for the fourth challenge in the series!

12 comments:

  1. This is lovely, very creative. The teflon sheets that tim uses is pretty much the same as a silicon sheet that I read you tried. I have a SilPat baking sheet. but know way I am using that! too expensive.

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  2. Wow, CB, you're just going gangbusters! New Design Team gig and still time to make TWO pieces for the Compendium Challenge! This is brilliant, by the way-- what a fabulous concept, and I think you SHOULD do an entire garden of these beauties!

    ♥~Linda

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  3. You have created an awesome flower right down to the leaf!!! Really cool! I got TH larger mat at JoAnn's or Michaels with a 40% off coupon.

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  4. your flower is beautiful - love how you embossed the leaf.Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  5. This flower is totally gorgeous and I love your other monoprint as well. Terrific.
    Annette x

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  6. When you get it sussed you get it sussed! This is stunning looking forward to seeing what you do for the next one. xx Zoe

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  7. Very clever use of this technique! Great job. Thanks for coming by my nlog and commenting! Come by again!

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  8. I think an entire garden would look amazing! Great job on the challenge!

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  9. What a beautiful flower! I love the cloudy background you've created and the embossed leaf is wonderful. Great idea and wouldn't make a fantastic garden of flowers.

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  10. Holy canoodles...this is gorgeous!

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