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Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping

Hi! I am back with another alcohol ink technique. This one is fun and gives ghost-like images! If you are in love with alcohol inks like I am, you will likely enjoy this technique.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Many of you have been telling me that you are enjoying alcohol inks, too! So I wanted to bring you another technique that I learned from Tim Holtz almost 10 years ago. (Thanks for the permission and tips, Tim!) This technique works with alcohol ink on non-porous surfaces such as Yupo Paper, acetate, glass, etc. You also need to use Archival Ink. This is a specialty ink that makes the magic happen!

For all of my examples (except the last one), I started by applying alcohol ink to Yupo paper. I then heat set it a bit before adding the stamping.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For my first card, I stamped on my alcohol inked yupo background with leaves from the Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers Stamp Set and pink Archival Ink. After stamping one leaf, I quickly wiped the ink away with a dry cloth. I repeated this until I covered the whole background. The images left behind look ghostly.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added sentiments using the Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies and Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set… and Pink and Main Silver Glossy Dots accents.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used the same process for this next example…

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The top “thanks” die cut is cut from a piece of scrap alcohol inked paper.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

To create this next background, I swiped alcohol ink back and forth across Yupo Paper with a Tim Holtz Felt Alcohol Ink Applicator. I then did the ghost stamping with pink and orange Archival Ink.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The Archival Ink only leaves a tiny bit of color behind after you wipe it away. You can really use any color, but I recommend lighter color (a light grey would be a great all-around ink for this technique) or matching color.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The added sentiment on this card is from the Simon Says Stamp Emphatic Stamp Set. Isn’t is fun? The top “thanks” die cut is Simon Says Stamp Silver Glitter Cardstock.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

On this next background, I stamped with black Archival Ink. You can see it leaves a tiny bit of grey behind, but not much. I know many people have this black ink, so you can use it! This leaf image is from the Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Set.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can use any images for this stamping. However, be sure to wipe away the ink immediately before it dries.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Background stamps work great for this technique, too. Here I used the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This technique also works on acetate. I applied alcohol ink to Judikins Embossable Window Plastic – so pretty! After stamping with Archival Ink and wiping it away, the results are beautiful. I added it to a card with a dimensional frame.

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Love the shadows this creates behind the acetate…

Alcohol Ink Ghost Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

RELATED VIDEOS

Want to learn more? Check out these Alcohol Ink videos, head HERE and HERE.

BLOG HOP

Today I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp BEST DAYS Release Blog Hop… celebrating their newest release. I used a lot of these great products yesterday, too – head HERE to see that video. I am back today to show more!

You can see the whole release HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of my talented and best friend Kristina Werner. (You can also start at the beginning of the hop at the Simon Says Stamp blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Interested in winning a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/11/18. You can see them HERE. (To leave a comment, click over to my blog post, scroll down to the bottom of this post, and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be posted on the SSS blog. International folks are eligible, too! Thanks, SSS!)

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or SSS branded. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)

Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring…
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words…
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Simon Says Stamp Emphatic Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies
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Easy Alcohol Ink Backgrounds + Blog…
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Tim Holtz Yupo Paper
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Judikins Embossable Window Plastic
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*Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
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Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
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Tim Holtz Felt Alcohol Ink Appliator
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Interdesign Tiered Organizer
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*Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Storage Tin
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Ranger Archival Ink
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Ranger Mini Archival Ink Tin
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink
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* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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Novus Cleaner
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock
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Pink and Main Silver Glossy Dots
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Pink and Main Rainbow Glossy Dots
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