Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 24

Alcohol Ink Resist

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to the 24th Challenge from Tim Holtz’s latest book! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week and wonder if, like me, you’re getting into the ol’ Halloween spirit…? It really feels like fall here in Boise now, in fact, we may have had our first frost last night. I’m too cozy to go out and check right now. 😉

This week’s technique is one I originally learned at Ranger U last year, and it’s kind of magical! You just don’t expect those particular products to react together like they do, and it’s really, really cool. You’ll notice that instead of acetate, I used glass as my base. It works just as well, and is more forgiving if you need to wipe it all off and start again. And honestly, this technique usually takes a few tries before you get the hang of it. Don’t get discouraged! It’s such a quick process; you’ll have it down in no time!


To participate in CC2C #24, create your own work of art using the Alcohol Ink Resist technique on page 59 and link it to this blog using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. You’re golden as long as you honor these simple rules:

Follow the technique as it’s written in A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2 (adding your own special flair, of course!), and clearly state that the technique comes from Tim’s book.  

Include a link to this post in your blog post (or photo description if you’re linking from an online photo-sharing site).  This is required in order to be eligible to win the prize.

Out of respect to Tim, please don’t post the technique instructions on your blog! Any entries that don’t follow this rule will be unlinked.  

This challenge closes on Thursday, October 11 at 8 pm MTD. Please see the CC2C FAQ here for more information.


I have a big ol’ box of Tim Holtz goodies to give away! Let’s see who won the drawing for CC2C 23…

HUGE congrats to the wonderful and fabulously talented Terry, of Terry’s Work in Progress! Your fun and fabulous Halloween tag is spectacular!

Time for me to get ready for the day job. Have an awesome weekend and go get your ink on!


P.S. Don’t forget to flip through the pages of the CC2C and take note of any supplies you’ll be needing as we work our way through the remaining challenges, things like a Melting Pot and clear UTEE, a Ranger Ink Palette, Idea-ology Facets or Fragments, Ranger Ink Refresher… and anything else you may need to stock up on. Lots of fun creativity still to come… thanks to Mr. H!