Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to stop by and share a few cards I made using some alcohol ink backgrounds that I made.  I’ll be the first to say that I get intimidated by new things (at least new to me – I do realize that alcohol inks have been around a long time).  I’m so glad I tried them at Stamping Away because they are a lot easier than they look!

Smile-Happy Alcohol Background

You just have to use Yupo paper for this direct-to-paper technique.  Yupo paper is glossy and doesn’t absorb the ink right away.  I will link to both the Ranger brand and the Legion brand I used for these cards below.

Smile Alcohol Ink

First things first – select your ink colors!  I love pastels and cool colors so I went with those – as you can tell, my cards don’t look pastel – but it was my first time and before I made ink swatches to know what they look like on paper.

I used a few drops of alcohol blending solution, added a drop or two of alcohol ink over it, and blew it around with an air blower (also linked below).  These air/dust blowers come in camera kits to clean lenses – but you can buy them individually too.

HB Alcohol Ink

Working with one color at a time, you just keep layering colors until you’re happy with your background.  Sounds easy right?  It’s because it is!  And you never produce the same background with each try.  The alcohol dries quick too so you can easily make a card without having to wait a long time for the ink to dry.

Smile-Happy Alcohol Background 2

I created cards using some big die cut words from My Favorite Things – super easy and quick.  I hope you liked these and will give it a try yourself!  There is so much stuff to play with but I hope to re-visit alcohol inks again soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

XOXO,

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LF Simply Sentiments
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MFT Big Birthday
MFT Big Birthday
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ITMFT Smile
MFT Smile
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
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 SSS | EH
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Basic Black Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
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Ranger Yupo Paper
Ranger Yupo Paper
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Legion Yupo Paper
Legion Yupo Paper
SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
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ATG Gun
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