Friday, June 21, 2019

Cards | Fun With Alcohol Inks

Back in February, I shared a box lid idea for keeping items organized at a card class I attended at Personal Scrapbook. However, I realize I never shared the seven cards we created during that class using Alcohol Inks!

We learned a good bit about the Ranger alcohol inks, which I'd not used before - it dries on many surfaces (which is different than other inks we use that don't dry as well on all types of papers). 

We used MirriSparkle Glitter and Yupo (a synthetic type of paper that allows the ink to sit on top and reactive with additional inks) and Silver Glossy papers.

We used a lift off pad to make create impressions (the pinecones here) by inking a clean stamp and lifting to pick up some of the alcohol ink.

We used pieces of felt attached to a wood block (like the Ranger applicator without the handle) to put the inks on the papers.

And learned to be generous with the ink so you have big drops on the felt pad, then blot it up and down so the colors don't bleed.

We used watercolors for a couple of the cards. Overall, it was a great class with lots of techniques, and we left with a great bunch of (mostly) completed cards!

Do you use alcohol inks? Please share your favorite uses in the comments.


  1. I have a whole bunch of alcohol inks here and haven't used them for years - I don't even know if they still work ... I think I need a class! What a great range of pretty cards and techniques - I like your pine cone one especially.

  2. All of those are really nice cards. What fun to try some new technqiues, especially in the company of like minded crafters.


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