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Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Marbled Alcohol Inking Technique" – Dominos

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This week’s Artful Times challenge #25 was "Alcohol Inking."

After doing an internet search, I decided I wanted to create a domino using the marbled effect.

Although my piece is digital, I tried to replicate the mottled marbled look by using a "veined marble texture" GIMP script that I had written a few years ago. It doesn't create the mottled look that I wanted to match, but I thought I could try applying a filter to it, to achieve that end result. I used the GMIC Steampunk Pencil filter on it, but it still didn't look right.

My end results are an abysmal failure. The only reason I've posted them is as a reminder to myself to revisit this technique, and come up with a method of creating the same mottled marbled look that I wanted to achieve.

All of the stamps are from Clipart ETC. (See the side of my blog for links.)

I used the following colors:

Tiger - c5b47c Lake Mist
Man - d6a898 Shell Pink

5 comments:

Von said...

Sometimes there is nothing quite like using the real thing "Alochol inks"
though you have achived an interesting effect :)
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von ☺

Neet said...

WEll, that was an interesting venture that you had although what we really wanted was the actual AI's to be used.
You write your own programs? Wow, I am so impressed. Wish I was not so technically challenged - thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs, Neet x

Rosie said...

Sooo wonderful, Anne.

Have a nice week

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Anne this is so clever and a wonderful effect. Hugs Sandra X

Gibby Frogett said...

fabulous artwork x