Alcohol Inks

52 mixed media cards… 2 week catch up

On catch up again … these are weeks 17 & 18

A true gent…

Bring me sunshine…

For both of these I used printed images to finish off which links them but some different other techniques.

A true gent… I added patterned paper to a piece of mountboard cut to size and then added black gesso to the edges. Whilst it was drying I rubbed some foil on it and it stuck in a few places.

Then I created my gent from two images and stuck him down and then added the frame which I had already painted. I found the quote on a printed sheet and felt it worked with the image.

Bring me sunshine… I used a piece of glossy cardstock I had coloured with alcohol inks in bright sunshine colours. Then I added the image of the girl in the vintage bathing suit, and the strip with the sentiment on.

After adhering them I outlined with a fine nib red sharpie and then added it to the card base which I had added black gesso to already.

Love these fun and different ways of creating the cards.

Happy crafting!


Alcohol Inks

Peace on earth inchies

Six inchies to share today that I’ve made for the UK stampers forum swap. I had a hunt in the random stamps box and spotted this globe stamp which I thought looked about 1″ in size so perfect for inchies.

I decided to colour some vellum with alcohol ink (pool, stream, silver) and then heat embossed the globes on to it six times. Then I ripped it and added it to the little white squares I had cut.

I edged them lightly with the distress oxide and then stamped and embossed the word peace onto strips of white using the same distress oxide and clear embossing powder.

Love these little cute inchies.

Happy crafting!


Alcohol Inks, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Alcohol ink postcard

Another day, another swap… this time a postcard. I watched a Jennifer Maguire YouTube video before I made this about using alcohol inks and lifting colour through a stencil. So I gave it a go! I added the alcohol ink using an applicator to create stripes across a piece of vellum and then used the blending solution to lift colour through the stencil. This created a really soft finish. I then tore the vellum and affixed it to some card stock using my sewing machine… this is by far my favourite way of added vellum to anything. I then heat embossed the Tim Holtz wildflower using the mixed metal colour embossing powder from WOW. I love the finish of this… it looks so textural. And then I added a little sentiment to finish off. I did add some black cardstock to the back to strengthen the postcard for going through the post. Happy crafting! Catherine

Alcohol Inks, Badass Chick, Happy Celebrations, Petal Palette, Treasure Gold

52 mixed media cards… week 5… Clear and transparent

The prompt for this week’s playing card challenge was clear and transparent.

I knew immediately I wanted to play with my alcohol inks on acetate and to create a window/frame. But it was yesterday before I got the chance to start.

I did a little playtime first and then remembered to film the process …

Here is the link.

And the final piece…

I love the texture and depth I got on this. And that lovely colour on the acetate layer too.

Happy crafting!


Alcohol Inks

Three water themed ATC

Hi… something a bit different today… Alcohol ink!

So I got myself a ranger alcohol ink starter kit and the day after it arrived I had a little play…

These three beautiful backgrounds got cut in half and then I decided to make three water themed atcs from them…

I started by adding a die cut from the swirly scribbles set.

Then added some stamping of coral and adding more ink to the edge.

Then I decided to add a seahorse to each of them… I embossed it and then added some distress oxides…

I fussy cut them out and then added different layers to each one to make it unique. I embossed the sentiment onto each of them to keep that the same though.

The final touch was to add some glossy accent bubbles…

I love the different effects I got with the alcohol inks… it was really good fun to work with them and looking forward to more experiments in the future.

Happy crafting!