Hello! Alcohol inks are making a huge comeback. It feels so good to use a product that many of us have had for years. Well today I share another unique way to use them… for marbling!
This alcohol ink marbling technique is very simple to do and gives a different look each time. So much fun!
In the beginning of my video, I show many examples of alcohol ink marbling. The technique is quite easy! I filled a shallow bowl with water and dropped in 3-4 drops of 3-4 different colors of Ranger Alcohol Inks. (You could also use Copic Marker Refill.) I then dipped a piece of white cardstock into the inked water and then pulled it back out. The alcohol ink in the water “sticks” to the cardstock and gives a fun marble look! In the video, I show several variations of the technique.
After all my marbled pieces dried, I created a boatload of cards! I tried to keep them all simple so that the marble look would be noticeable.
My first card features the new Essentials by Ellen S’Whale Stamp Set and Strands Die. The Essentials by Ellen Strands Die is fun and can be used in many ways! It is perfect for subtle waves with the marble background. I colored the whale with Copic Markers and used the 0 Colorless Blender Pen to create the light dots. The bubbles? Those are HAI Elsa Blue Sequins.
This next background is what I call a “second generation dip.” 🙂 After dipping one card into the fresh alcohol inks and water, I dipped a second piece… which results in a softer, marble look since it is just picking up leftover ink.
This next card has one of my favorite backgrounds. All of the backgrounds on these cards use white cardstock, except this one. For this, I used Ranger Yupo Paper. It just gives a bit of a different look and is fun to experiment with, too!
For a different look, I die cut the Essentials by Ellen Strands Die from a marbled piece and adhered the pieces into a square on a notecard. I think this use of the die is my favorite!
I also thought these alcohol ink marbled pieces worked well for unique skies, too. This next one is another favorite. I just love the coloring on the background!
I thought these bears would be fun with party hats. I am not great at drawing, but I can create triangles. 🙂
Since I had lots of background pieces, I decided to pull out another stamp set to use. I have been wanting to use the G’Day Mate Stamp & Die Set for awhile! Look at that marble sky…
Looking for more ideas on using alcohol inks? Try these videos:
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