Black Background Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Ink is definitely a favorite product in my crafty world. I love the unique looks you can achieve with it! Well today, I am using alcohol inks on a black background and LOVE the results.

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If you don’t see the video, please CLICK HERE. 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. Thank you for your support!]

Be sure to watch my video to see how I used Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls on Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock for bold backgrounds. I have lots of examples!

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


HELLO LEAF – shows stamping over an alcohol inked background
Featuring:
Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate
Memory Box Verdant Leaf Die
Memory Box Hello Banner Script Die
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO LEAF PINK
Featuring:
Memory Box Verdant Leaf Die
Memory Box Hello Banner Script Die
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HUGS LEAF
Featuring:
Memory Box Verdant Leaf Die
Birch Press Hugs Sugar Script Die
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKFUL TREE
Featuring:
Poppy Stamps Soaring Tree Frame Die
Memory Box Thankful Jotted Script Die
Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink  Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS BORDER
Featuring:
Paper Rose Gum Leaf Border Die
My Favorite Things Greetings and Salutations Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKS YOU BANNER
Featuring:
Memory Box Leafy Heart Die
Concord & 9th Love You To Pieces Die – banner die
My Favorite Things Greetings and Salutations Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


I’VE MISSED YOU
Featuring:
Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Dies
My Favorite Things Greetings and Salutations Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


LOTS OF LOVE
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Love You To Pieces Die
Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HELLO HEART
Featuring:
Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
Memory Box Verdant Leaf Loving Die
Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THANKFUL FRAME
Featuring:
Pinkfresh Studio Ornate Oval Frame
Memory Box Thankful Jotted Script Die
Simon Says Stamp You Are Background Stamp
Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink Alcohol Ink on Black Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you will give these techniques a try!

SUPPLIES

Be sure to check out my end-of-years sales list HERE. There are many good ones!

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Tim Holtz Black Matte Alcohol Ink…
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Paper Rose Gum Leaf Border Die
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*Concord & 9th Love You To Pieces Die
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*Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Plate Die
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*Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Heart Die
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*Memory Box Leafy Heart Die
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*Memory Box Verdant Leaf Loving Heart…
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*Pinkfresh Studio Ornate Oval Frame Die
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*Memory Box Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Dies
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*Memory Box Verdant Leaf Die
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*Poppy Stamps Soaring Tree Frame Die
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Birch Press Hello Sugar Script Die
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Birch Press Hugs Sugar Script Die
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*Memory Box Hello Banner Script Die
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Memory Box Thankful Jotted Script Die
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Hero Arts Rectangle Inifinity Dies
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*My Favorite Things Greetings and…
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*Simon Says Stamp You Are Background…
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips
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Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls
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Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Mixative
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Tim Holtz Snow Cap Mixative
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Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
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Rubbing Alcohol
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Couture Creations Ultra Fine Tip Bottles
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Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
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Tim Holtz Trimmer
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White Craft Foam
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Lucys Cards Raspberry Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh Pansy Purple Jewels
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Lucys Cards Bridal Jewels
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Hero Arts Enamel Dots
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Mini Glossy Accents
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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20 thoughts on “Black Background Alcohol Inks”

  1. Hi Jennifer, I rarely ever comment, but you have left me feeling so inspired this morning! Thank you for this wonderful video. I needed this lift today!
    Sincerely,
    Angie

  2. How fun! I’ll have to give this a try and see how it works for me. Not sure if I have that white, but will have to see about picking some up if I don’t have it. Alcohol ink backgrounds are my favorites to make and I love how these look. Thanks for this fabulous video and beautiful card examples.

  3. We love making inky backgrounds! Never have used alcohol inks on black, though. Looking forward to trying it. I bet Lila has fun with this, too! TFS!

  4. I just was just going to go back and look again at your alcohol ink videos to explore using the alcohol inks so I was excited to see you have added another video. Looking forward to try these new ideas. I did want to mention that I am not getting your emails notifing me of your new videos, I was wondering if I am the only one having trouble? Your videos always makes my day better. I have been checking your blog so I don’t miss anything. Thank you for inspiring me.

  5. What a video!! I always get so excited when I see a Jennifer video in my email or on your blog!! This is stunning, Jennifer, and I love, love this technique. Alcohol inks are a favorite of mine too and love playing with them and the results are always a surprise!! I NEED to get some of that black c/s and I had the white in my hand at the store and put it away. Guess I just need to go back to the store…Many blessings to you and yours in this New Year! You are BLESSING! Hugs!!

  6. WOW!!! A SUPER TUTORIAL, Jennifer! I LOVE what you’ve done! Your favorite was my favorite also! JUST GORGEOUS! GOT TO get over my non-messy attitude! LOL THANK YOU, Jennifer for the INSPIRATION!!! ;)<3

  7. I have seen you do this technique many times, but it never fails to mesmerize me as I watch the inks move and swirl around! The black cardstock adds a new dimension to the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  8. I haven’t seen Tim Holtz Black Mat cardstock yet.Thank you for sharing Jennifer.These cards are just gorgeous.Happiest New Year to You and Your loved ones.

  9. So lovely and what an interesting technique. Have a few items added to my wish list and must play with the alcohol inks some. Happy New Year!

  10. Thanks for sharing this technique Jennifer! This is one that I am going to try. I noticed in the video a tool that you were using to push the inlaid paper into the heart. It had a point on one end and looks like a flat tool on the other end. Could you tell me where you got that? It looks like something that would be very helpful in getting those little items inlaid. Thanks so much!

  11. And I thought alcohol inks couldn’t get any better… Happy New Year to you, and here’s to another year of awesome inspiration from my favourite crafter!

  12. Awesome to see what the Alcohol Pearl Inks do on black cardstock.
    Your cards are stunning and I love them all.
    Thank you so much Jennifer for this great tutorial. Have a wonderful day.

  13. I waited a couple of days after I viewed this video to order the black alcohol ink card stock ( I wanted to think about it) and guess what it was out of stock when I ordered it. I went back and looked at the video again and the wait will be worth it! Aside from the beautiful and obvious results, I liked the velvet look for the die cut words. I love being able to go back and look at your technique videos! Thanks for everything! 🙂

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