I missed out on doing challenge no. 2 which was using the technique from Tim Holtz's book on page 62 'Fragments Basics' - mainly because I don't have any of the fragments. No doubt I will buy some soon though so I can come back to it then.
Challenge No. 3 is 'Alcohol Ink Monoprint' using the technique from Tim Holtz's book on page 51. If you want to know more about these challenges visit Linda's blog at Studio L3 where each week she will be setting a challenge from the book 'Compendium of Curiosities' - and there are prizes too!!!
Here's my entry using this technique which I've made into a greetings card (even though there isn't any greeting on the front of it - LOL).
I had several attempts at this before settling on this one. The problem was I think using cheap photo paper which gave a rather sludgy result. I found some glossy paper in my stash which worked much better with the alcohol inks. Even so, I cheated a little bit a dropped a few drops of the ink on the top and around the edge. The stamps I used were Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous (Artful Flight) for the large bird and Stampendous (Cling Bird Cage Trio) for the two bird cages, which you may just be able to see in the background, stamped in gold. I mounted the glossy piece onto two pieces of black handmade paper which I die cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix die (Scallops).
Did anyone else manage to get alcohol ink all over their book like me? Next time, I'll move it out of the danger zone. LOL