Alcohol Ink Mini Tutorial

Have you been wondering how to use alcohol inks?  Today I will show you how easy it is.  You can create a palate that coordinates with you favourite designer paper, just like I did.  Ranger provides information on the products I use today.  As well as Ranger alcohol ink, I also use Pinata alcohol ink.

Supplies:  alcohol ink, blending solution, Ranger handle pouncer, felt, glossy cardstock, India Ink from Memories or Stazon

Drop dots of alcohol ink, in a variety of colours, onto the felt pad

Lightly spread blending solution over the ink

Pounce the blended alcohol ink onto glossy cardstock

Continue pouncing until you are happy with the results

Use a permanent such as Stazon or Memories “India Ink” and stamp out your image

To create the background I cut squares out of designer paper and adhered it to my black background.  This is an A2 size card (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).  Orange squares are 2″ x 2 1/2″.

Stamped image was adhered directly onto the designer paper.  Notice how the paper and alcohol ink background blends.

I hope you enjoyed this surprise tutorial.  See you on Tuesday for another one.

Tutorials every Tuesday

Beth’s Tips

  • Pinata inks are more vibrant than Ranger alcohol inks.  Mix the two for surprising results.
  • Money saving tip:  cut up your own white felt rather than buy refill packages.
  • By choosing your designer paper after you pounced out your colour, you get a true colour match.

Stamp: Stampotique; Designer Paper, Bo Bunny

Posted on : Jan 16 2011
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5 People have left comments on this post

Jan 16, 2011 - 03:01:24
Juliet A said:

This is lovely, and yes, my alcohol inks do sit unused because it seems complicated to use them. Thanks for the nudge.

Jan 16, 2011 - 10:01:39
K Hutchinson said:

You are so good GF! I always forget about my AI- I need to bust them out soon! Thanks for the wonderful tips! You ROCK!

Jan 20, 2011 - 02:01:08
Maryann said:

This is such a great idea. Wonder why I didn´t see this post before? But never mind, now I did, and it´s pretty cool, thank you sooo much for sharing all your great tips. I think, I´ll make a folder with all your great tips and hints, so I always have them by hand, when I ned them, so I don´t need to search throug your blog every time, I´m looking for one. You share soo many great ones all the time. Thanks a bunch for that hun.

Jan 26, 2011 - 09:01:27
Sandra ltb said:

very fun, thank you!
Sandra ltb

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