Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bloomin' Blocks

Spring is almost in full bloom at Enchanted Lake and our flowery mood is slowly growing on our staff. We created some great glass block motifs using Adirondack alcohol inks and a little ingenuity.

To make the first block we used our AccuCut machine to cut the alcohol ink felt applicators into flower shapes. After a small application of blending solution, we used a few drops of the Watermelon ink on the petals and the Pearl metallic ink in the center of the felt flower. With just a few stamps we got our cherry blossom design. We finished the look with some gold Scribbles for the branches.

Our hydrangea block was made using the same method as the cherry blossom block. The colors are Stream and Wild Plum mixed together on the same flower shaped felt applicator. This time, however, we left out the blending solution for a more vibrant flower. We once again gave our block some finishing touches using Scribbles in an iridescent pearl color for the flower centers.

We're having so much fun using the Adirondack Alcohol Inks that I'm sure we'll have another great idea for you soon.

Puna @ Enchanted Lake

1 comment:

  1. This is a very attractive project. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.