Easy Alcohol Ink Press Technique

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun new way to create alcohol ink backgrounds.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you and product disclosure is below. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

I hope you give this idea for using alcohol inks a try! It is addictive.

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.


View Card Bookmark Card WISHING CARD – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Dec 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit (HA) – background die
Hero Arts Wherever You Go Stamps (HA) – sentiment
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card WISH YOU WERE HERE CARD – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge City Fancy Die (HA)
Hero Arts City Park Heroscape Stamps (HA) – sentiment
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die (SSS) – heart
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card FAR AWAY CARD – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Dec 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit (HA) – sentiment
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die (SSS) – heart
Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge City Fancy Die (HA)
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card CITY WINDOW CARDS – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Dec 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit (HA) – sentiments
Hero Arts Wherever You Go Stamps (HA) – sentiments
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die (SSS) – heart
Hero Arts City Window Fancy Die (HA)
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card WISHING YOU CARD – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Dec 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit (HA) – background stamp and sentiment
Tim Holz Alcohol Lift Ink (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die (SSS) – heart
Hero Arts City Window Fancy Die (HA)
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card SO SO MUCH CARD – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Hero Arts Thank You Message Cover Plate (HA | SSS)
Hero Arts Signpost Stamp and Cut XL (HA) – sentiment
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die (SSS) – heart
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card HELLO HOUSES CARD – Using an alcohol ink press technique for unique backgrounds.
Size: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring: 
Hero Arts Dec 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit (HA) – background stamp
Paper Rose Lots and Lots of Frames Dies (SSS)
Hero Arts Neighborhood Houses Fancy Dies (HA)
Tim Holz Alcohol Lift Ink (SSS)
Spellbinders Layered Mix & Match Sentiment Dies (SPL)
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die (SSS) – heart
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution (SSS)
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Oh My Stars Confetti (TRI)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


The best part of this technique? I have lots of great backgrounds left for future cards!

Alcohol Ink Press Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


HERO ARTS KIT

This post features the Hero Arts December 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit. This kit is valued at $70!!!!… but only costs $34.99. You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. And they sell out fast! The stamps and dies are not sold separately. (Remember that Hero Arts does have a subscription option with FREE US shipping. Find out info HERE.)

HERE is the kit. All this is valued at $70, but costs under $35…

There are also many great new products available that coordinate with the kit. You can find them all HERE.

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  at my disclosure page. All products were personally purchased except the Hero Arts products which were provided/sponsored by 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.

Hero Arts Dec 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit
[ HA ]
Tim Holtz Heavyweight Yupo Paper
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Pearls
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Air Blower
[ SSS ]
Tim Holz Alcohol Lift Ink
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts City Window Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge City Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Neighborhood Houses Fancy Dies
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Thank You Message Cover Plate
[ HA | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Hearts & Stars Skinny Tag Die
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Layered Mix & Match…
[ SPL ]
Paper Rose Lots and Lots of…
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Wherever You Go Stamps
[ HA ]
Hero Arts A Warm Welcome Stamps
[ HA ]
Hero Arts City Park Heroscape Stamps
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Signpost Stamp and Cut XL
[ HA ]
Bearly Art Precision Glue
[ SSS ]
Bearly Art Rubber Stopper
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
[ HA | SSS ]


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18 thoughts on “Easy Alcohol Ink Press Technique”

  1. Such cool ideas. Going to have to get my alcohol inks out again! Love the ideas for using the lift off ink. Your creativity, Jennifer, is amazing!

  2. Thank you for such an awesome video! Great cards. Was just playing with alcohol ink yesterday and now have more ideas Thank you for sharing!

  3. Great-looking cards. The skies almost look like the Northern Lights! I’ll watch the video as soon as I can. I am sure it will be terrific, as all of yours are. Very happy to see the items in this month’s MMH kit from HA. They’re always good but this one is super!
    Lori S in PA

  4. Great-looking cards. The skies almost look like the Northern Lights! I’ll watch the video as soon as I can. I am sure it will be terrific, as all of yours are. Very happy to see the items in this month’s MMH kit from HA. They’re always good but this one is super!
    Lori S in PA

  5. Beautiful backgrounds and cards! I’ll need to try this technique. BTW, I can’t believe how clean your hands are – my hands are covered with color when I play with alcohol inks!

  6. I am so happy you have done another alcohol ink video, I love them so much. Have you mention a group that is collecting cards for this holiday season or in general if you have I have missed it and would be happy to send cards to any organization that is collecting them.

  7. Loved these cards and ordered the kit!
    I am totally loving the nail polish color…..
    I didn’t see that listed in the list, any chance
    you can share??

  8. Hi Jennifer
    I just loved this video. Immediately got out my inks and started playing. Ended up missing lunch and running out of Yupo paper lol
    Lisa Johnson

  9. Is there someplace when you list which colors of ink were used for each background? I only own a couple alcohol inks and would love to invest in more. The color combos you used would be a great place to start.

  10. I love this technique, definitely giving it a go. I haven’t played with my alcohol inks for a while, so it will be a good excuse the get them out of the cabinet. Thanks so much for your inspiration Jennifer!

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