Monday, February 12, 2024

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Earrings using Alcohol Ink, Tim Holtz's Loop Pins and AALL & Create's Mix and Match Washi Tape

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about tying!  The goal is to incorporate ribbon, twine, etc. into a project.  I decided to make a pair of earrings, where I added a bit of stamped twill ribbon.

I love to color beads with alcohol ink, which is what I did here.  I didn't end up using all of them on this project, but I'm glad to have them on hand for future projects.  I painted the little cone shapes with acrylic paint, but the white beads were all colored with alcohol ink.  I poked a toothpick through each bead, then touched them to the tips of the alcohol ink bottles until just a drop or two of ink went on them, then I let the alcohol ink dry.

I had some thin metal that I'd painted white that I cut into the shapes I wanted.  Then I stamped the word "Color" onto some paper using Concord and 9th's Swatchbook stamp set.  I also cut out some black paper that I'd heat-embossed some white dots onto and glued that to the metal as my background.  I got out my AALL & Create Mix and Match washi tape and cut out some numbers that I glued onto some smaller white metal shapes that I'd cut.

I collaged the "Color" word onto my background and added paint to that as well as to the numbers.  I also changed the shape of my number pieces by cutting them off at the bottom.  I made some more polka dot squares (painted metal), but didn't end up using them in the final project.  I stamped some letters onto a piece of twill ribbon using Tim Holtz's Documented stamp set, then punched a hole in the middle and added eyelets.  With all the elements ready, it was assembly time! 

I also added some glue around the open edges of my twill ribbon so they wouldn't come unraveled.  Then I pieced these babies together with stick pins, earring wires, and Tim Holtz's Loop Pins.  Here they are!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you use ribbon or twine or add tying of some variety to your project?  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!