Monday, February 11, 2008

alcohol inks - oh what fun i'm having!!

finally got brave enough to play with my alcohol inks - figure if i am going to sell them i need to know how to use them!!! well i am completely hooked!! not NEARLY as scary and messy as i feared. (ok all you "pros" stop laughing at me!) i used cranberry, raisin and current with the pearl mixative. i put some on Ranger's glossy cardstock and also on some transparency sheets left over from school. in the baby card i used a piece as a background and in the other one i cut out a vase with my cricut and then added roses cut from the cricut as well. i rubbed the roses a bit with some pomegranate ink and my foam ink blending tool (how DID i live without that thing before????) just to make them stand out a bit and did the same to the leaves with wild wasabi ink. i stamped the lace border in versamark with one of the stamps from a new CTMH set i just got. for the baby card i used stamps from my clear doodlebug baby stamp set (i have an extra - anyone want it??) and colored it in with prismas using gamsol technique.

i also cut the transparency with my cricut - no need for the heidi swapp ghost cut outs :) i like how they turned out but don't really like the card itself. wanted to post it anyway for you to see along with a couple more backgrounds i did that i haven't used yet. i varied it a bit by how much of each color i used and whether or not i used any blending solution and couldn't really tell a difference. however i did notice they dry fast so you have to work quick or it gets blotchy like water drops or something - which isn't bad i guess just different.....

can't wait to get more colors in - oh the things i will do :P off to do my shipping for the day and then hope i get time to work on some things for a contest over at

have a fab day!!


  1. Hey, I found your blog - grest stuff! I'm new to thr blogging thing, isn't it fun. You've done a grest job with your alcohol inks.

  2. WOW!!! They are all awesome!! I am terrified to try the alchol inks! I have seen them at the LSS and think omg i know i would mess it up somehow! I would end up dyeing the cat or myself somehow!! LOL!!
    I might just try them now after seeing the cards you made!
    Froggy (from the cricut MB)