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The new Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink makes creating backgrounds with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks even more fun. It allows you to “lift” alcohol ink off of a non-porous paper (like Yupo Paper) and then place the ink onto a porous paper (such as cardstock). Sounds complicated, but it is simple! If you have not yet seen my basics of creating alcohol ink backgrounds, please check out THIS video.
To create this first pair of cards, I started by forming an inked background with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper. Once it was dry, I stamped on it with an image from the Gina K Just a Little Stamp Set (SSS |GK) using Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink. This lifts the ink away. I immediately stamped the inky stamp off on a piece of white cardstock… leaving the ink behind. I then gently dabbed and rubbed away the excess ink from the alcohol inked surface. This results in two beautiful pieces! (Be sure to watch the video…)
On the alcohol inked piece, you get a ghost-like image. I creatively trimmed the piece and added it to my notecard with craft foam. The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Oh Hello There Die and Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set.
By the way, I used the new Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper today. I really like it! Such a fun look…
Here is the piece that I “stamped off” on… so crisp! I am a fan of any technique that results in two cards.
Here is another pair I made using Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink and Gina K Just a Little Stamp Set (SSS |GK). However, this time I cut the two panels and matched them up on separate cards.
The sentiment is from the Birch Press Thanks Sugar Script Die.
Here is a closer look at the first card…
And the amazing detail of the second…
You can also use the Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker for fun techniques, as I did for my next two cards. I started by creating a background of Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink on Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper. Once it dried, I laid the new Gina K Lovely Lace Stencil (SSS | GK) on top. Using a Tim Holtz Felt Alcohol Ink Applicator, I dabbed Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker over the stencil, being sure to cover all of the open areas. This “lifts” the ink away. After dabbing with a dry paper towel, you are left with lovely results…
I am crazy about this design – super simple, classic, and great to show off a fun background! I die cut a window with the Memory Box Have a Heart Dies and added a sentiment with the Poppy Stamp Friend Folksy Script Die and Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set.
Here are a few other videos if you are interested in learning more about alcohol inks…
- THIS video features a different “lift” technique. However, with this technique, you can’t reapply the ink to another piece. But it is still fun!
- THIS video shows a similar “lift” technique with stencils.
- THIS video shares the basics of alcohol ink.
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