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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Fun with Alcohol Inks

Hey everyone - I'm back today using more of the flowers I stamped for yesterday's guest designer post at a2z Scrapbooking. I had such fun doing that and thank them again for the opportunity!!

What's the old saying "everything old is new again"? That's what alcohol inks are to me - I have a box of them from years ago. They seemed to go out of fashion but now they're back with new products and techniques. I had to dive back in!! I have two cards for you using the techniques Tim Holtz showed here and Jennifer McGuire showed here - really enjoyed both videos!

Supplies:  Paper - DCWV A2 card; Alcohol Ink Yupo
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Paper Studio glitter
Stamps - Hero Arts CM256 Flowers for Coloring
Impression Obsession Ornate Floral
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 & 20 - retired
Other - Copic Markers, Joy ultra thin foam;
Hero Arts Black inks; White & black gel pens; 
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink;
Ranger Alcohol Inks from Tim Holtz Kit; Alcohol Lift-Ink

I created the background for card one using Yupo paper with alcohol inks and the new Alcohol Lift-Ink. I used a busy background stamp and couldn't get the detail to show as well as I'd hoped. But I got a usable background, plus a lovely print using the lifted ink stamped onto a plain piece of white cardstock. I used a piece of it for card two:

Supplies:  Paper - Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper,
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Paper Studio glitter
Poptone Black Licorice
Stamps - Impression Obsession Ornate Floral
Dies - Momenta Word Fetti
Other - Hero Arts Pool gem; Ranger Alcohol Inks from Tim Holtz Kit

I'll definitely try this technique again! It's another way to stretch your supplies and get two cards very quickly. Now for one last photo - I couldn't resist sharing. I got this little Tim Holtz storage suitcase years ago and decorated it using alcohol inks. I'm thinking it might have been part of a ScrapFest class? Anyone remember?

Can you see the design in the metal? Fantastic! In the corner it says Tim Holtz by Cropper Hopper. Cropper Hopper is now Storage Studios and they don't sell this item. Ranger sells the Alcohol Ink Storage Tin which has nice slots for the bottles. I'm glad to have the personalized suitcase, even if (as you can see) all the stuff inside is jumbled.

That's it for today - hope you're having a great week. Thanks for stopping!


Betty Keefe said...

two wonderful cards, Linda - i have been having fun with alcohol inks too lately and ordered the alcohol lift stuff before i left on vacation - so hope it has arrived when i get home - that background you created with it is so pretty!

Rosemary said...

both cards are gorgeous! love those beautiful alcohol ink backgrounds!!

Hazel Kinvig-Paul said...

Those backgrounds are stunning Linda! I love the 'lifted design' on the second one and that little Cropper Hopper is fabulous! Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I don't deserve everyone's loyalty, but am humbled and grateful to have it! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

Lin said...

......and just when I decided I didn't need to go down the alcohol ink road.........beautiful, Linda!!

Greta said...

I've still got my old AIs, but never use them. However, the lift ink may change that! I really love the print you got, Linda--great cards!