Great backgrounds with Alcohol Ink


I have been paper crafting for over a decade now and I have seen so many techniques recycled over the years.  It’s fun to revive something you learned long ago and give it new life and maybe a twist.

I have been using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks for a long time.  Almost 2 years ago now, i was recovering from surgery and stumbled across a technique for using Alcohol Inks in a very exciting way!  I immediately [sent my mom] to the store to buy some photo paper with no writing on the back so we could start experimenting!

This is what happened…


Fast forward to today, I found some of my old samples and remembered how to do it!  So I decided to play and I made these 2 cards.

These were both made using the same technique.  I made a quick video for the blue whale card for those that just want to see how the technique is performed but don’t like a lot of talking.  Here is the link to that video on my YouTube channel.

I also made a video for the pink card with the girl.  I walk you through the steps in that video.  Here is the link to that video on my YouTube channel.

Because I loved this technique so much and I wanted to see how it would respond to different types of paper…I made another video!  Here is the link to that video.  I demonstrated the technique again for those who didn’t watch the others and then i tried it on several different types of paper I use in everyday crafting.  I used watercolor paper, Yupo, Kodak photo paper, glossy cardstock, and Neenah Solar White.

The results of the test…


I hope you get to try this technique and love it as much as I do!  Please let me know what you think and share any samples you make using this technique with me on my Facebook page.

Peace and light to you.

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