Hello! Today I am sharing a technique I haven’t done in a long time, but one that I always enjoy doing. I show how to use alcohol ink on non-glossy cardstock… and for an embossed resist.
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Alcohol inks are most often used on Yupo Paper or glossy surfaces. Today I show the different look you can get by using them on watercolor paper. And to make the look even more interesting, I added heat embossing for a bit of resist.
For my first card, I started with Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and white heat embossed images from the Honey Bee Winter Anemone Stamp Set (SSS | HB). I then used a Tim Holtz Felt Alcohol Ink Applicator and applied green alcohol inks, along with a bit of Gold Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixative and Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution. I just wiped the ink side to side for a striped look. The colors absorb into the papers but not so much on the embossed areas. Also, the Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixative sits more on top of the paper and shines.
My next card also uses images from the Honey Bee Winter Anemone Stamp Set (SSS | HB). This time I applied purple alcohol inks and silver Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixative. I also added silver string, a silver die cut heart, and a “hello” die cut.
This next card was super easy to make! I applied blue alcohol inks and silver Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixative over another white heat embossed image from the Honey Bee Winter Anemone Stamp Set (SSS | HB). I then added a few cardstock strips and a silver “hello” die cut.
That shine is stunning in person!
This next background is my favorite. I started by applying Versamark Ink over a Honey Bee Poinsettia Stencil (SSS | HB) onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper. After adding white embossing powder and heat setting, I applied green alcohol inks, along with a bit of Gold Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixative and Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution. Love!
Here is the rest of that background. Sometimes simple is best…
That shine! Wow…
I used the same technique to create this next background, but with silver embossing powder instead of white. I really like the patina look.
I die cut letters from the background using the Honey Bee Bee Bold Alphabet Dies (SSS | HB) and used the cut letters on a second card. The mini sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set.
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