Thursday, 22 November 2012

Foil and Alcohol Inks

Our Creative Corner's actual challenge wants us to use Alcohol inks on foil - one of my favorite techniques! So I decided to join in almost last minute...

So I made another album (have four or five more in my treasure chest, waiting to be altered), using an ATC sized silver metal foil plate, I had made earlier and then put aside, because I didn't actually know how to continue with it. But today its' time had come at last! ;)



I had engraved some swirls into the metal foil, using a mat and an embossing tool. Afterwards I added various tones of alcohol inks to it.




Papers used on the album cover are from a Tim Holtz paper stash and a book about Shabby Chic, which contained a collection of lovely ephemera. I distressed the edges of the cover, the cut to size papers and ephemera and blended them with Distress inks "vintage photo","chipped sapphire" and "walnut stain". Some of them I blended with "antique linen", using a stencil from LaBlanche, I got as a surprise present recently!



It took me quite a while this time playing around with ribbons, brads and embellishments until I was content with the outcome. I had got so many as a present from a very dear scrap-friend of mine, that I really didn't know which ones to choose (or which ones to leave for another project ;).




I hope, you like the result!

40 comments:

  1. I sure like the result! It's very beautiful.

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  2. Great project!! Would love to know how you made that plaque! It looks fantastic!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Astrid! The plaque is silver metal foil, which I doodled on from the back, using an embossing tool. Glad, you like it so much!

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  3. The image behind the keyhole is a treasure in itself, I love that particular little detail.
    The metal work looks so authentic, this is a stunning album.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you, Lynne,

      for that awesome laud! I am so glad you like the tiny details in it! ;)

      Wishes,
      Claudia xx

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  4. I love these books you do, all the details come together so well. love the metal atc on there x

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    1. Thank you, Mark,

      for your visit and the wonderful laud! :) xx

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  5. *schnappatmend umfall*

    Wie genial ist das denn nun wieder. Ich krieg mich gar nicht wieder ein. Soooo wunder-wunderschön und originell. Suuuuper, liebe Claudia

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    1. Liebe Rosie,

      wie freu ich mich über deinen Besuch und dass es dir so gut gefällt!

      Bussi,
      Claudia xx

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  6. na wenn das kein DIEAMELIESCHES Prachtstück ist?

    wunderwunderschön!

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    1. :) Danke schön, liebe Susi!

      LG,
      Claudia xx

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  7. Stunning album cover, Claudia... that metal panel has really found its perfect home! And another beautiful little book it seems - what a gorgeous object!
    Alison xx

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    1. I am glad you like it so much, Alison! :))
      Thank you for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

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  8. Grandios liebe Claudia!
    Man kann sich einfach nicht satt sehen an Deinen fabelhaften Arbeiten der Superlative.

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    1. Hach, danke schön, liebe Gabi,

      für dieses grandios schöne Lob! :))

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  9. Beautiful work here Claudia! Love how you have treated the papers and all the wonderful detailing. The very big WOW however is the gorgeous metal panel - the embossing and colouring is stunning. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicola! :))

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

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  10. Wow, das verschlägt mir glatt den Atem, ein ganz tolle Projekt.

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  11. WOW wie grandios, bis ins letzte Detail ein Schmuckstück!

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  12. A really amazing effect :) love it!

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  13. Wow!!!and Wow again, I think you have taken this Challenge and owned it, this is a perfect example of what Alcohol Inks can produce with Foil; the Vintage feel you have created, the texture and the warmth make for a beautiful piece.
    Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC, we are thrilled to see your work.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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    1. So glad you like it, Sue!

      AAI on foil really is one of my favorite techniques. Thank you for the challenge - so I had the opportunity to share this with you!

      Wishes,
      Claudia xx

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  14. omg ... jetzt schaff ich es endlich mal auf deinen Blog und dann haut's mich gleich um ... das sieht ja wahnsinnig toll aus, soooooooo schön!!!
    LG
    Caro

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    1. :) Schön, dass du bei mir vorbeischaust, Caro! Freut mich total! Danke fürs feine Lob!

      LG,
      Claudia xx

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  15. Endlich schaffe ich es bei dir vorbei zuschauen. Du warst ja so fleißig in letzter Zeit. Sehr schöne Werke sind bei dir entstanden, ich bin begeistert……Ich kann nur ein ganz dickes Kompliment aussprechen.

    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Samstag, sei ganz lieb gegrüßt und geknuddelt von Andrea

    PS: Deine Mail habe ich nicht vergessen und sobald ich mehr Zeit habe melde ich mich bei dir....

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    1. Keine Eile, liebe Andrea! Nichts läuft davon.

      Danke für den lieben Besuch hier und das schöne Lob! Ich hab schon gesehen, dass du viele schöne, neue Verpflichtungen auf dem Kreativsektor hast! Ich wünsche dir dabei viel Freude und Erfolg!

      Bussi,
      Claudia

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  16. Boah ist das toll!!!! Wow!!!! Da bleibt mir ja echt mal wieder der Mund offen stehen!!!! Echt klasse!!!! Vor allem das Schloss mit der Gestaltung außen rum ist ein absoluter Hingucker!!!! Echt wahnsinnig schön!!!!

    LG!

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    1. Danke recht herzlich, liebe Turwen!

      Schön, dass du vorbeischaust und dass es dir so gut gefällt!

      LG,
      Claudia xx

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  17. Hach Claudia, wiede so ein sensationell-geniales TEil, einfach der Hammer.

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  18. This is extraordinarily beautiful! I ADORE that metalwork. Will be following in future to see more of your wonderful work. Hugs, Buttons x

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    1. Wow, thank you very much, Buttons,
      for the wonderful laud. And how great to be able to welcome you here!

      Wishes,
      die amelie xx

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    1. :)) Ellie!

      Thank you very much!

      Wishes,
      Claudia xx

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    1. :)) Thank you so much, Cindy!

      Hugs,
      Claudia

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