Sunday, October 13, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102: Tinted Tinsel Twine

I'll admit to being skeptical of this supply when on the supply list for class.  The brightness of the tinsel, the wispy flyaway pieces- it all seems so juvenile to me.  However, after altering, I can see the use and could ultimately find myself using this on a project.  The Tinsel Twine is stretchy out of the package.  The technique involves applying alcohol ink to a felt pad on the Ink Blending Too and daubing onto the tinsel rotating the tinsel as it goes.  In the end, the tinsel isn't totally colored, but just enough to alter the color.  The bottom piece is unaltered.  The middle piece is altered using Mushroom Alcohol ink and the third I used a red alcohol ink.   After inking, the tinsel is heated with an embossing tool.  Slowly heated.  You can actually watch the tinsel pieces shrivel.  This creates that more shriveled look that the two altered pieces have.  It also makes the tinsel look less cheap and more, well, altered. 


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?