Posted by Katie smith / 9/10/2014 / No comments / cards , crafting , tutorial
Halloween Alcohol Ink Card Background
This post is a submission to the 2016 Tombow Design Team Call.
Yesterday I shared a few of my favorite techniques for creating Alcohol Ink backgrounds on Heather Greenwood's blog, and I wanted to share one more technique that I think is fun. I used Autumn colors to create this bright, Halloween themed card.
Supplies: Glossy Paper (photo paper or yupo paper works good), Alcohol Ink Blending Solution, Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink Applicator
1. Start by placing the tip of one of your colors onto the alcohol ink applicator and holding it there for about 3-5 seconds. Repeat this with a few other colors placing them around your applicator.
2. Place your applicator face down onto your paper, and stomp (press down) it around your page. The more your use it, the more the colors will bleed.
3. Keep going until you get your paper nicely covered in ink. Now place the tip of your alcohol ink blending solution on to the applicator and squeeze it for about 3 seconds. Press it around your paper- not tooo much.
4. I decided to add a couple more drops of the blending solution to create a splattered look. I just squeezed out a couple of small drops directly on top.
To finish it off, I trimmed it up, matted it and adhered it down onto my card. I finished it off with some vellum, some stamping and some black ink splatters.
Do you have any favorite alcohol ink techniques?