Monday, March 14, 2011

Creating with Alcohol Ink

Welcome to another Tuesday Tutorial here at Digital Delights. Can you believe it's another week already? How time flies.

Are you intimidated by alcohol inks? Have you ever thought about trying to use them, but don't know where to begin? Well, today I have a tutorial to get you jump started for your next project.

Alcohol inks come in several brands. I like to use Adirondack and Pinata brands. Pinata inks are brighter in colour. You can also use re-inkers such as you use with Stampin' Up! or any other brand.

It is important that you use glossy cardstock which you can find at your local scrapbook store. There are on-line stores that carry it too. Use your search engine and put in "glossy cardstock" to find a store for you.

My card shows the darling Easter Egg Peyton. I chose this cutie because the background reminds me of coloured Easter eggs, but you can use any of our images.

Let's get started:

Supplies: Alcohol ink, Blending Solution, hand blender (ie Tim Holtz), felt, glossy cardstock

Drip coloured inks onto your felt. On top of your ink, lightly cover with blending solution. This will help your ink to blend well.

Pounce color onto glossy cardstock.

Keep pouncing until cardstock is completely covered. You may need to add more blending solution to reactivate your ink. Note: new ink will not need to be re-applied on your 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock.

Money saving tip: When your felt runs out, buy felt in large pieces and cut down to the size you want.

Here you can see how different your backgrounds can be.

I hope this tutorial is helpful to you.

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