Friday, July 18, 2014

Ink & Alcohol

Hi Everyone!
It's been a busy week for me. My daughter injured her knee :( Since she can't drag me out anywhere I took today to play with some inks and rubbing alcohol. It's a technique my daughter found online. 
I started with Unity's color challenge
 And here is my card:
To make it I added Colorbox & Distress inks to a craft mat. I sprayed the inks with water and tilted the mat to get them to blend. I pressed a piece of watercolor paper into the wet ink until it was covered. While the paper was still wet I splashed on the rubbing alcohol. It makes it look like the galaxy print. I love this technique!

 For the PaperCrafter's Corner Challenge there is this colorful magazine cover. 

And here's my card:
On this card I used the Colorbox Crafter's ink. I added the ink with a cosmetic sponge directly to the watercolor paper and then sprayed it with water. The ink hardly bled at all. It also didn't react to the alcohol.
I used Unity's Insightful Meadows on both cards. The 'Thank You' is from the Blossom Stackers.

I hope you have a great week!


  1. Oh I like them both, very much! This stamp set is so much fun

  2. I love them both as well! Well done!

  3. What a fun technique! Love the colors you blended.

  4. oh stunning!!!!! How cool is that magazine cover :D

  5. Great techniques on your wonderful cards.

  6. Thanks for explaining the technique. Beautiful work!

  7. Wow, you've worked wonders with the flowers. Both beautiful cards. :)

  8. These are two real pretty cards! I love the way you stamped the images and added color!

  9. Isn't it fun to experiment with all those inky techniques?! They both made great backgrounds. I want to try them now!

  10. Cool effect you achieved girl. Beautiful cards.

  11. beautiful bg u have created... love both...
    Moxie Craftie

  12. Wow, gorgeous cards! I'll have to try these techniques, your cards turned out beautifully! :)


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