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Welcome Back   

As regular viewers know, a damaged back has seriously hampered my creative endeavours this month. Rather than start too many projects from scratch, this one was more of a development for a project that began before Christmas.   

My Altered Art piece for January 2010 TVCC is as follows   

Altered Baubles…the next Generation :)   

Before Christmas I shared these pictures of baubles that I had altered using alcohol ink. So far so good for January’s ‘A’ theme :)   

Blue & Purple Altered Bauble

 

Gold, browns & green Altered Bauble

 

Gold, browns & green Altered Christmas Bauble

 

Although I was pleased with the results I got, using the combination of alcohol ink and baubles, the finish was a little dull. They only look shiny thanks to flash from the camera, they were quite dark and not as bling as they could be. I had a chat with Julie Prichard to ask what to use on them, to add a gloss, and she suggested Polymer Medium Gloss, made by Golden. I gave them all just a single coat of the medium and I’m very pleased with the result.   

Alcohol ink can be a little fragile on hard surfaces, in that if it is scratched, it will scratch off. Adding the gloss medium has perfectly sealed in the ink, and also left a nice shine. The baubles now reflect the light beautifully. This is however quite tricky to capture in a photograph.   

Silver Bauble, coloured with alcohol ink and then glazed

Silver Bauble, coloured with alcohol ink and then glazed

 

Here is how one of the brown toned ones turned out   

Gold bauble altered with Alcohol inks then glazed

 

Thanks for your advice Julie, they came out really well.   

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon.   

Billie :)

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