Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Neat & Tangled Alcohol Ink Card Video

Hello fellow card makers.

Today I am sharing with you a card I made while playing with my new Ranger Alcohol Inks. I scored these during the black Friday sales and I've been loving them. I decided to share my creation with you.

I started with some Yupo paper. I dripped some Willow and Cloudy Blue alcohol inks onto the surface of the Yupo paper and blended it occasionally with the alcohol ink blending solution. You can get variations in color saturation depending on how much ink or blending solution you use. I used my heat tool to quickly dry the inks before adding additional color. 

I did try to use the Gold Mixative as well, but it reacts much differently than both the inks and the blending solution. I found that I liked the look of concentrated mixative more than a mixed or blended mixative solution. As you can see in the photo above, I dropped Gold Mixative in some parts of my background and did not blend it out.

I then took some Ranger Multi medium matte and carefully placed a bead of it along some of the edges of my ink design in the background. I then covered if with Gold Gilding Flakes by Nuvo. I allowed that to dry before brushing off the excess. I cut them down with a stitched rectangle die.

I stamped my sentiment "you are so" from the Neat & Tangled "Awesome" stamp set on one of my cards with white Staz-On ink and on another background with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it. I then cut out both the shadow and the word die from the "Awesome" die set. The shadow was cut from Stampin' Up!'s gold foiled cardstock. The awesome word die was cut multiple times from Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock and the layers adhered together with liquid adhesive. I adhered the two parts of the sentiment together also using liquid adhesive and popped them up on the alcohol ink background with Scotch 3M foam tape. Both panels where placed on a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base.

Above is a link to my YouTube video creating these cards and some other alcohol ink creations. I hope you enjoy it.

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  1. Just when I thought I didn't really need those gilding flakes....your card is gorgeous! I love playing with alcohol inks again and those gilding flakes are the perfect complement. I noticed your glue filled syringe and had to check out your videos to see what you used. I have an extra one I use for filling my fountain pens and I am going to give it a try with the matte medium. That's a brilliant idea!

  2. Such a beautiful card! I have some alcohol inks but have not used them in years. You can bet I'll be playing with them right after Christmas now. You have made the process look so easy!

  3. This is so amazingly gorgeous!! I always wondered about those gold flakes and haven't done an alcohol technique in years. Thanks so much for the video and the inspiration!!