Hello! I am back after a quick trip away (heavenly!)… and have a fun alcohol blend coloring technique for you. I am really liking the unique looks you can get with this technique. I have lots of examples!
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I have shared many videos featuring alcohol ink in the past. If you haven’t seen them, check out my list below. Today’s video shares a “step-it-up” technique for alcohol inks… using a Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen with Alcohol Blending Solution to “lift” color and add it to another project. This is SUCH fun!
** Be sure to watch the video above to see how I filled my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen with Alcohol Blending Solution. Also, all of my cards started with a background that I created with Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink on Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper. ** Tim is brilliant – such cool products.
My first example features the new Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Wreath Stamp Set. I white heat embossed my images on a alcohol inked background. I then “colored” in the image with my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen with Alcohol Blending Solution. This “lifts” the color away. (I was able to apply the color to another card… two cards down.)
I love the non-glossy, muted look that is left behind in the image…
Here is another card featuring the same technique. This time the sentiment is from the Pretty Pink Posh Thankful For You Die… and I stamped a greeting on my envelope from the Pretty Pink Posh Kind Stamp Set.
Here is the card I created with the “lifted” ink. I heat embossed the images from the Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Wreath Stamp Set… and added color that I lifted with the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen with Alcohol Blending Solution from the cards above. This is a great way to create more than one card at a time!
I really like the look of the color with the gold embossed outlines…
My next card shows how this technique works with images with large open areas. Onto my alcohol inked background, I white heat embossed images from the Pretty Pink Posh Anemones Stamp Set. I removed color from the flowers using the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen with Alcohol Blending Solution. Once I completed this, I picked up a bit of green alcohol ink from a scrap using my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen and added it to the leaves on my card. (You can lift, remove, move, and transfer color with this pen.)
Next up is a pair of cards featuring the lovely SSS Altenew Dainty Sprig Combo. This shows that you can do this technique with multiple colors of alcohol ink on the background. For a bit of interest, I added a Simon Says Stamp Marilyn die cut to the notecard, too.
I am crazy about this green alcohol inked background! And I like how this technique creates a soft, detailed image… from the SSS Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2018 Combo. Swoon!
Here is the “partner” card. Notice the stripes in the background. I created that with one of the stencils included in the SSS Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2018 Combo.
This last pair of cards shows a variation of this technique. And I like these results the best! I used products from the new Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers Kit (it is a good one)… but you can buy them separately if you prefer.
This time I stamped the flower image (from the kit or the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Flowers Stamp Set) with Tim Holz Alcohol Lift Ink. This “lifts” the color away in the shape of the stamp. I then “colored” in the image with my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Fillable Pen with Alcohol Blending Solution as I did on the other examples. Once complete, I white heat embossed the image in the same place. This gives very clean results.
And here is the partner card. The “thanks” is from the Pretty Pink Posh Thanks Leaf Shaker Die.
Here are a few other Alcohol Ink videos you may find helpful…
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